Last updated on Jun 21st, 2021 at 04:52 pm

Andrey Popov
Andrey Popov

3. They still raid your refrigerator

And cupboards. And garage freezer. And anything else they can get their mouths on. Regardless of whether your kid studies at a state school or matriculates at MIT, no matter how you slice it, caf food is still caf food (for you newbies, that’s short for “cafeteria”). And by all accounts, it’s pretty gruesome. From lukewarm lasagna to bland burgers, your kid will suffer through his fair share of heartburn-inducing buffets. Which is why the fluorescent light within the refrigerator is a beacon beckoning their intestines the moment they walk through your door. It’s made me wonder if researchers have gotten the dreaded ‘Freshman 15’ wrong all these years; perhaps the pounds are packed on not at school, but on visits home?