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1. Sheer Excitement upon their arrival

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They’re here! They’ve driven/flown/rode all the way here! For you! BECAUSE THEY LOVE YOU SO MUCH!

2. Shock and Wonder at your first meal

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This place is so nice and expensive! Oh right, they have their life together.

3. Confusion at their desire to do activities before 10 am

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Right…but…all that wine last night…how do they have a stronger constitution than *you*?

4. Frustration when the criticisms finally arrive…

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Sure, your bathroom’s mold is sentient enough to pay rent, but don’t they realize you’re writing your thesis? No respect.

But don’t worry! Because it’s immediately followed by…

5. Joy when they have to rely on YOU for a change.

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Oh, they can’t figure out the metro map? Don’t worry, you’ve come to the rescue.

6. Terror when they finally meet your friends/significant other/co-workers

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Don’t they just want to sit quietly in their hotel room and not interact with anyone you see on a daily basis? Wouldn’t that be so much easier?!?

7. Elation when they buy you something that you’ve really, really needed

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A surprise trip to Target with your parents and their credit cards? Don’t mind if you do!

8. Peacefulness at your last dinner together

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It took you a week to get into the groove, but now you can’t imagine how you functioned without them.

9. Panic and Overwhelming Sadness when they depart

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How are you supposed to go on? Who is going to scramble your eggs and laugh at your jokes and seem genuinely interested in your day?? A significant other??? No thanks.

Hold in your tears, focus on your responsibilities, and start a paper chain counting down until the winter holidays!

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