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Benefits of Parent’s Weekend

1.     It’s only temporary

You only need to put up with your parents for a limited amount of time before they go back to where they came from. 

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2.     You can take advantage of all the generosities provided by the other parents who come to visit.

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3.     Despite what all of your friends may have thought, having your parents here proves you were not, in fact, raised by wolves.

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4.     You can now get your dorm room restocked with important essentials: ramen noodles, trail mix, chips, more doughnuts, and a lava lamp (obviously the most essential)

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5.     Parents will take you out to get real food

Not to say that Commons isn’t real, but I think my diet needed more diversity than the usual French fries/ice cream combo.

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6.     Your parents are so appalled by the messiness in your room that out of sheer horror they clean it for you

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7.     Your parents will become nostalgic for their years in college and share stories from their prime  (Disclaimer: some stories are better left untold)

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8.     You can share with your parents a new part of your life. 

 

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This is the first time your parents aren’t actually there to watch you grow up, so parent’s weekend is a time to condense all the memories from your time at college so far into a few days and cherish the time you have with them.  

 

But in the end, let’s be real, I have a lot of homework so you guys have to go. 

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Olivia is freshman at Bates College, originally from Cleveland, Ohio. Her interests include: fantasizing about what it would be like to not be from Cleveland, Ohio.
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