Just because you’re at college away from your parents doesn’t mean you don’t need to talk to them. They miss you, and deep down you miss them too. But just because you have to answer their calls every once in awhile doesn’t mean you have to tell them what you’re actually doing at college. Here’s four things to not truthfully discuss, and what to say if the topic does arise.
What You Did Last Weekend
Do you really think your parents want to know that their kid blacked out, nearly got in a fight and woke up next to someone they didn’t know? Even if it’s not that bad, don’t tell them.
What to say instead: “Studying Friday night, designated driver Saturday, church Sunday”
What You Did Last Night
It’s college, that black out/fight/questionable bed-mate decision could occur on a Tuesday. So when your parents ask what you did, the obvious answer is…..
What to say instead: “Library.”
How Much Money You Actually Have
You should always perpetuate the “broke college student” image around your parents. If they come visit, strategically place some Ramen in eyesight. If they call and ask how you’re doing money wise, never say you don’t need any, but at the same time don’t beg. The trick is to not ask for money, but somehow drop a hint that you need some. One trick is to complain about the price of something that is really cheap in the first place. If nothing else, the next time they see you they might’ve bought that thing for you.
What to say instead: “Yea, I was going to get another notebook but the prices were ridiculous. $2 for a notebook? Come on.”
How Class Is Going
What, you want to tell your parents that you haven’t been to class in weeks and you’re in danger of failing? Be my guest. Class is rarely ever going as well as it could if you have any sort of social life. Don’t worry your parents in October about grades that aren’t finalized until December. You have plenty of time to play catch up next month. Isn’t that what November is for?
What to say instead: “Class is going good.”