Home Is Where the Chocolate Chip Cookies Are
After a whirlwind weekend in Clemson, South Carolina, my roommates and I were excited to hunker down and watch the season premiere of one of our favorite shows, This Is Us. It had been a difficult week so far; after a 5:50 a.m. flight back to Boston, numerous exams and papers, and the realization that Parents’ Weekend was just days away, many of us were on the verge of breakdowns. However, for an hour filled with camaraderie, laughs, and wine, we were committed to leaving our stressors behind and enjoying the company of one another. To our dismay, the cable in our room would not pick up the channel. After spending about 30 minutes attempting to stream live cable on our computers, we surrendered. Then, in room filled with despair, came a shining beacon of hope: I noticed chocolate chip cookie mix sitting on the kitchen counter.
We scrambled to find the necessary ingredients and were soon on our way to to warm, chocolate happiness. Chocolate chip cookies, regardless of situation or mood, never fail to permeate the room with with laughter and the sweet aroma of home. Despite our 12 different home states and towns, a single batch of cookies made us all feel back at home in our parents’ kitchens.