1. When you first get home and see a stocked refrigerator and pantry.
2. Waking up to your favorite breakfast courtesy of Mom or Dad.
3. Not worrying about your roommates eating the food in your pantry.
4. Going to the grocery store and picking out the slightly more expensive versions of your favorite foods because your parents are picking up the bill.
5. Going to a nice restaurant and letting your parents pick up the bill.
6. Eating real food that doesn't need loads of extra salt and pepper.
7. No. More. Dining. Hall.
8. Having a huge variety of snacks for your late-night, at-home Netflix binges.
9. Being able to make all the food on your Pinterest boards.
10. Having a normal sized kitchen to do normal, adult cooking in.
11. Visiting all your favorite local restaurants regularly.
12. A freezer full of popsicles, all day every day. Thanks, Mom.
13. Having every single spice at your disposal, not just salt, pepper and Italian seasoning.
14. And OMG IF your parents have a garden: Finally, you get fresh, natural food of the gods.
15. And maybe the most powerful and holy Kitchen-Aid that costs more than your month's rent.
16. Utilizing all of the makers that fit comfortably in a normal kitchen: waffle maker, panini maker, quesadilla maker.
17. When you have friends over and your mom asks if you guys want snacks.
18. Free coffee.
19. Free alcohol.
20. Free food everywhere.
21. When your family orders pizza, it's more like an event, rather than another MTWThF night at some unacceptable hour.
22. Shouting "MOMDAD" when you're having a cooking emergency instead of trying to juggle your cellphone and a pan that's on fire.
23. Eating every single crispy, juicy piece of food that your Mom or Dad cooks on the grill.
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