Now that I’ve been back at Hope for almost a week, I’m giggling about this draft I wrote a while ago. Throughout break, I made some pretty hilarious realizations regarding the differences between Hope life and home life.
As the cliche says, old (and relatively new) habits die hard. Here’s a few of the struggles you may face as a college student when you’re home for long breaks at a time.
December 14, 2013:
My first “freak-out” happened when I didn’t wear shoes when I took a shower. As a side note: This isn’t to say that everyone wears shoes when they take a shower in college — the janitors keep the bathrooms SUPER clean, so it’s not really an issue. But, at the beginning of the school year, I got into the habit of wearing my flip-flops, so I’ve simply continued to do so.
December 15 – End of break:
I continually asked my parents if it was okay for me to eat certain foods from the fridge in my kitchen. This must stem from sharing a fridge with my roomie at school, but it has made for some hilarious situations — especially when my parents replied once with, “Yeah… you live here, remember?” It turns out all of the yogurt and fresh fruit in the fridge is fair game for anyone to consume.
December 27, 2013
I was home alone and up in my room and I heard a loud “THUNK THUNK THUNK” coming from the main floor of my house. I was about to pull a Buddy the Elf and call my parents to help me determine the noise, but it turns out the “evil noise” was just the washing machine. I forgot how loud those things are.
January 2, 2014
I couldn’t remember how to turn on our television in the basement. As embarrassing as that sounds, I still haven’t mastered that. It takes about four remotes and the hokey pokey to turn it on (meaning it’s an extremely complex situation) and although my brother has shown me twice, I am not the master of using remote controls. Even more embarrassing, I actually can’t remember whether or not I ever learned how to turn on the TV before I left for college, so that’s kind of an issue as well.
Have you ever encountered silly situations like this or seen your older sibling do similar things? With me being the oldest in my family, it’s a first-time situation for us. If you’ve run into some funny situations, tweet at me at @hopesophie17 and let me know what happened!
If you have any questions or comments about anything at all, please feel free send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.