Going Home for Thanksgiving, as Told by The Office

Thanksgiving is upon us, collegiettes! This much-needed break is something most of us have been looking forward to since the start of the semester. There's no class, we get to eat a ton of food and spend time with friends and family. What's not to love? I know almost all of us are big fans of Thanksgiving, as this is a time for us to be thankful for all we have. In this spirit of thankfulness, going home for this holiday comes close to feeling like utter perfection. We get to spend our days free from school-related stress and anxiety, reconnecting with old friends all while enjoying the comfort of having our parents taking care of the "adulting" for us. It seems, however, that the longer we spend at home, the faster our mini-vacation takes a turn from total relaxation to less-than-perfect annoyance. Who better to chronicle this family-induced minor trainwreck we call Thanksgiving Break than our favorite characters from The Office? Here are the distinct stages of going home for Thanksgiving Break, from pure excitement to the food coma and everything in between.

Thanksgiving Break = YASSSS

At first you can't contain your excitement to go home and sleep in your own bed.

You had forgotten what it was like not having roommates...

... and your own bathroom. You walk into your bathroom like:

You get to see your old friends from high school...

... and spend some time with your family.

Everything is great.

Until everything’s not so great.

Your mini-vacation starts to look less and less like a vacation.

For starters, your mom made you 30 different doctor’s appointments.

And your parent’s keep asking why you don’t have a boyfriend yet.

All they want to talk about is school.

When your extended family arrives, it's like the Spanish Inquisition.

And your weird family members won’t stop talking to you.

Meanwhile all you want to do is eat because you're getting #hangry.

But your mom decides to start cooking 30 minutes before dinner time.

You literally can’t even.

You have absolutely no small talk left in you.

But you have to listen to your family drone on about their lives.

And just when you think you can't handle it anymore...

Dinner is served! #BLESSED

You can't remember a time in your life you’ve ever eaten more.

It’s like Christmas, but for food.

After you’ve eaten everything in sight, you’re ready to pass out.

You lay in bed until your food coma lulls you into a gentle sleep.

And next year you can’t wait to do it all over again.

Hope everyone has a wonderful break and a great Thanksgiving, collegiettes! Here’s to hoping we beat FSU!