Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Things We’re Thankful Our Parents Aren’t In College With Us to See

While I’m away at college I often find myself saying “Thank God my mom isn’t here to see this”. When I heard my close friend say the same thing one day, I decided to ask around and compile a list of the top 10 things we are so thankful that our parents are not there for. Here are some of the funniest, and best reasons why black kids have so much fun in college.

Things We’re Thankful Our Parents Aren’t In College With Us to See:

1. Our “sex-capades” (the sexual behavior). Obviously. It may not be your precious little angels, but “that girl” or “that boy” that we know down the hall definitely doesn’t want his/her parents to find out what they’ve been doing.

2. Our morning classroom naps. Maybe you will understand why we sleep through some classes (or don’t even go at all) when you sit through one of those boring writing or statistics lectures at 8:25am.

3. Our laundry habits. We don’t separate the colors. Some of us don’t even know the difference between detergent and fabric softener.

4. Our ears. Cleaning the ears was something for the parents to do, since they could see them. They don’t really bother us, out of sight…out of mind. Cue-Tips are now widely used for removing nail polish or make up.

5. Our eating habits. So pizza can be breakfast, cereal can be dinner, and wings are usually fourth-meal (2am snack). Most of us only get fruit servings through Gushers’ candy, and the only veggies we see are the celery sticks that come with the wings.

6. Our parties. Well…we just don’t dance like you do. That’s all.

7. Our procrastination. Actually, some of us might benefit from having our parents to remind us about those papers. It would save us from pulling the all-nighters!

8. Our video game habits. Without parents there to tell us to stop playing and come for dinner, we don’t.

9. Our outfits. Sometimes looking nice and presentable is too much of a hassle. Other times showering and wearing clothes at all is too much of a hassle.

10. Our Facebook profiles. Thank goodness for privacy settings.

Some parents reading this might find this compilation quite comical. Others are probably concerned and wondering about what their kids are doing. But, think about your own college experiences. It is the same script, different cast. For the most part, these behaviors are not life threatening. Most of the above is all part of the fun of college no matter what graduating class you are, they never change. Besides, if we’re not failing out of school, there’s no need to worry! Parents ought to give their college students a lot of credit. We somehow manage to survive and figure things out for ourselves, and that is how you know you’ve done a good job in raising us.


Anonymous said...

The secret might be out now!

Anonymous said...

All of this is common knowledge, not a secret.

I like this list it was funny! And TRUE!

Anonymous said...

College students are out of control. Before they hate on hip hop culture, they should take a look at college campuses!