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12 Expectations You Have of Going Home For Christmas Vs. The Reality

You think going home for Christmas is going to be an amazing time full of fun and games… in reality it’s nothing like it used to be.

1. You think you’ll be able to see all your home friends for the first time in ages.

And immediately make all the plans.

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Reality: You don’t have time for fun thanks to the 10,000 assignments you have to finish over the Christmas period.

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2. You envision being welcomed home like the prodigal child and treated to a few weeks of being looked after again.

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Reality: You are immediately expected to pull your weight around the house and quickly start to mourn your independence.

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3. You imagine seeing your family again will be more exciting than ever before.

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Reality: You’re instantly bombarded with questions about your love life and plans for the future and kind of wish you’d stayed by yourself at uni.

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4. You plan on proving how much of an adult you are now by buying everyone really great presents.

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Reality: You have no money whatsoever and just end up proving that you cannot be trusted with a student loan.

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5. You think living in a house with a functional and switched on heating will be a huge treat.

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Reality: It turns out you’ve acclimatised to living in the cold and damp and now you are uncomfortably hot all the damn time.

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6. You dream of getting to put the decorations up and relive your childhood.

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Reality: You get home to find they have already been put up without you.

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7. You think everyone will be really impressed with everything you’ve managed to achieve at uni so far.

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Reality: You are constantly compared with your parents’ friends’ children, all of whom seem to be doing better than you.

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8. You expect you’ll enjoy living back at home with all of the home comforts you pined for while at uni.

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Reality: Everything that used to annoy you about living at home annoys you still, reminding you why you wanted to move out in the first place.

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9. You plan on being free to eat your weight in Christmas food.

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Reality: The more you eat, the more your parents are on at you for not looking after yourself at uni.

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10. You imagine you’ll be basking in Christmas cheer the entire time you’re at home.

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Reality: Your family appear to see it as a time to deliver not only presents, but also some unwelcome home truths.

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11. You think a month off will give you plenty of time to do all of your work.

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Reality: It goes way too fast and you end up rushing to get everything done at the last second.

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12. You expect that you’ll be more than ready for the start of the new semester come January.

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Reality: You have never been less ready for anything in your life.

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