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Why Being Home For The Summer Is The Best Thing Ever

Written by Christine Rees
Photo by Anja

Some of you may be totally excited about this because you know what awaits you. On the other hand, the rest of you might be rolling your eyes because you’re not ready to give up your sweet freedom.  Allow us to make a case for why you should be AMPED UP about being home for the summer:

Stocked Fridge

brad pitt, summer

That moment when you open the fridge and find it filled with food that hasn’t gone bad. There’s no mystery meat in here, friends!

Someone Else Cooking For You

chandler from friends

Food always tastes better when someone else cooks. How nice is waking up to the smell of freshly made breakfast only to realize that your parents are making your favourite just because you’re home? #winning

Reconnecting With Old Friends

minions laughing

You remember those friends that went to different universities after high school? Yeah, now you can bring that group back together for some jolly good times!

No Roommates Stealing Your Favourite Foods

brooklyn nine-nine amy pointing

That glorious food is all yours. Unless you have mischievous siblings.

Dining Out

the voice, adam "i'm very excited"

You actually get to go out for a nice meal, and your parents offer to pick up the cheque. Thanks, Mom and Dad!

Your Parents Can Be Fun

gilmore girls dance

Don’t give me that look! Now that you’re older, you can start to relate to your parents more. As a result, you can have a drink with them!

Hardcore Snacking

chris pratt rubbing hands together

That pantry is stocked and ready to be raided, GO, GO, GO!

Pinterest Recreations

snow white baking

Basically, you’ll have everything you need to try all of those wicked cool Pinterest recipes without needing to go buy it all. Get experimenting!

All Of The Spices

spice girls

There’s nothing plain here! It’s more than just salt, pepper, and that random spice you bought one time. It’s all here and at your disposal.

Family Vacations

bridesmaids, "help me I'm poor"

Oh, it’s time for a family trip? I can’t afford it because I’m a poor student. What? You’ll pay for me to come for family time? I AM IN.


jason segel sweatpants everyday

Besides helping out around the house, of course, there’s no school here. No sir! We are free as a bird! Sweatpants all day, every day.

Best Hosts Ever

The OC, Summer, smiling

When you’re hanging out with your friends and your parents offer to bring you all the snacks. YES, PLEASE AND THANK YOU. NEVER LEAVE.

Coffee and Alcohol

that 70s show, pouring alcohol

FREE COFFEE AND ALCOHOL FOR EVERYONE. You get coffee! And you get coffee!

Rides Everywhere

batting eyelashes

When your parents offer to drive because you don’t own a car. YES! Finally, you can give up public transit (for the most part) this summer.

Mom And Dad To The Rescue


When something goes horribly wrong… like when there’s a spider lurking in the shower or whatever you’re cooking is set on fire—you can call for back-up. You know your folks will help you out.

In the end, you can find pros and cons to being home for the summer. Why not focus on the benefits of being home for a few months? When you graduate, you’ll look for a job and be forced to act like a proper adult with all that un-fun stuff. So, act like a kid for a little longer. After all of that studying, you deserve it.

If you’re looking for things to do this summer, check out 10 Ways To Stay Productive.


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