So last weekend at Wentworth was the family and alumni weekend. I initially thought, “no way, I am not going to be that freshman who brings their parents to family weekend and looks like a complete nerd”. My mom thought otherwise and decided that they were going to come and check it out. They couldn’t stay the whole weekend so we all decided that if they were going to come it would have to be Friday night. When they arrived on Friday I was a little unsure of what I wanted to show them or what we should do. We decided that we would head to the North End and find a great place to eat dinner and then go to the casino night in Waston Auditorium if there was time when we got back. We had a really great Italian dinner and I was thankful to get some food that was not from the same place I had been eating for over a month. We arrived back on campus around 7 and I thought “great, now my parents will want to embarrass me at the casino night event.” It ended up being a ton of fun and at the end of the night we got to trade our chips in for raffle prizes. I was hoping all night that we might win something but my ticket number had not been called yet. Finally they were announcing the last prize and I heard my ticket number being called off. I actually won something! I found out that my prize was an Amazon Echo which is a really cool speaker that almost acts like a Siri. I was really excited and definitely did not regret going to the casino night now.
After all of this I was actually really glad that my parents came to visit because I hadn’t realized how much I missed just eating dinner with them and doing silly things like going to casino night. After this event I would give advice to all students to let their parents come to campus and visit and thank them for all the support they have given to help us come to Wentworth and make the most of our time here.