Nov 24, 2010

12 Reasons College Freshmen Look Forward to Coming Home for Thanksgiving

Many of those high school students who were stressing over essays and application deadlines this time a year ago are getting ready to pack up and come home for a well-deserved Thanksgiving break.

While Mom’s home cooking and a miraculously clean bathroom rank high on the lists of reasons why freshmen look forward to the holiday, it might surprise some college applicants how much life changes and why home looks pretty good after a couple of months in a dorm.

For those who wonder, here are 12 reasons college freshmen look forward to coming home for Thanksgiving:

12. At home, mashed potatoes and stuffing are seldom served with an ice cream scoop.
11. As long as mom is in charge, you’re unlikely to run out of underwear.
10. No one will ask to borrow your class notes, calculus book, DVD, or iPod.
9. You won’t be sleeping on the common room sofa because your roommate is “entertaining” guests.
8. There is really no need to wear flip flops in the shower or worry about who’s using your soap.
7. Laundry facilities may be available other than between 3 and 4 am; quarters or other forms of payment should not be required.
6. Access to a car may be within the realm of possibility.
5. A student ID will not be required to get in the house or gain access to your bedroom.
4. No one in your family will bang on your door after midnight and want to “talk.”
3. Earplugs won’t be necessary to block out your roommate’s loud music, snoring, and/or video games.
2. You can answer your mom’s hourly text messages in person.
1. And for better or worse, Thanksgiving dinner will not be served on a slightly damp plastic tray.

Welcome home to all those who are fortunate enough to get there!

Picture provided by jolene's photostream on Flickr

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