If you’re like me, winter break was always the happiest time with Christmas right around the corner and all of my family at home spending time with one another. Now that you’re a freshman, you haven’t probably been home in four months and you may not even know how to spend your time in the place where you once did everything.
Here’s what I did to remind myself how to enjoy break with my family like I was young living at home again:
- Play board games
My family is really into board games. We have a huge shelf in our basement of games collected over the past 22ish years. Ranging from Pretty Pretty Princess to Risk, we have it all.
- Watch movies
My mom and I have a tradition of watching the entire Twilight series during winter break. This tradition started almost a decade ago and we still do it every year.
- Bake cookies
My family used to spend every winter break together having a cookie decorating day. Although our frosting decorating skills have improved significantly, we still manage to make fun of each other and have lots of laughs doing this together.
- Play outside
When I was in sixth grade, my siblings and I spent days creating a complex snow fort outside. Although that fort can never be topped, we can still try every year.
- Do nothing
Remember being stuck at home, unable to drive, and bothering your parents with “I’m bored”? Well, you just grinded for four months straight so let yourself be bored for a little bit and lay around doing literally nothing.