When the Fam’s in Town

| October 29, 2011

First off, let me apologize for not blogging in for a bit. Life has been Crazy with a capital C. From babysitting devil children to interning crazy hours to wild sorority functions to ridiculously boring classes, life’s been a little hectic.

But I had a nice break from everything last weekend when my mom and grandma came! I don’t think it has ever felt so good to be with my mom, even if it was just for a few days. I’ll let you in on a little secret: no one tells you that sophomore year is kind of boring.

I’m past the freshman year honeymoon stage, I’m comfortable at school and I’m familiar with the city. It’s nice to not walk around campus like a deer in headlights but life is, quite frankly, mundane these days. I need more.

I’ve made a point to get out and explore DC more this year, hang out with new and fun people, change things up. But nothing was better than just hanging out with my family for a weekend.

After experiencing last year’s family weekend, I mad sure to organize our weekend perfectly.

First, I made sure that I had a shopping list. My family is always aware that visiting means – at the least – an essentials trip to CVS. But the list included fall wardrobe essentials as well, of course! The future of my ensembles depended on getting a new pair of brown, leather boots. Momma and Steve Madden took care of me. And, coincidentally, Sephora is right next door to Steve Madden in Georgetown. Who’da thunk it?

Second, I made sure we ate like queens. Trust me, the first thing most college co-eds think about before family weekend is, “Expensive meals!” Mom is the queen of finding the best restaurants. Friday we dined Asia Nine. Sushi, my favorite food, is a rarity for a poor college student like myself. Therefore, I feasted. Saturday we brunched at the hotel and dined at Blacksalt before attending a speech and concert by John Legend at American. Sunday we brunched at my favorite breakfast place in DC, Kramer Books.

Third, I made sure we did fun things! Shopping was the first stop on that list, obviously. We also took a tour of The White House, walked miles around the National Mall, and strolled around Dupont Circle.

So, boys and girls, remember to take advantage of family weekend. Spend quality time with mom, dad, brother and sister. But don’t forget that this might be the only time you see them all semester. Make every moment useful.

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Mom and Me at the WWII Memorial

Mom and Me at the WWII Memorial

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