Over winter break and the summer the college kicks the kids out of the dorms.
My little brother used to go home with my parents but that was always a problem.
My brother complained about being treated like a little kid. He hated living under my parents’ thumb and being forced to do chores. He talked to me and I eventually agreed to take him in. So now I get him for a few months out of the year. For the most part he is a great house guest. It is nice having someone to go grocery shopping with, see a movie and out to dinner. I know he has no money so it is nice pulling him from time to time. It has really improved our relationship. The only snag is that my brother isn’t a homeowner and aware of how he is negatively affecting my home. He frequently leaves the milk out on the counter and it goes bad. He never remembers to lock the door when he leaves my house. The worst is that when he is hot, he will turn on the AC and just leave it. If he gets cold, he won’t turn off the air conditioner. Instead he chooses to open a window to let in the natural breeze. Then he will leave to hang out with his friends. So my window is open and all the AC I am paying for is flying out of it. My AC runs harder and longer when my brother is around. It is amazing he hasn’t broken my system yet. My energy bills are at an all time high during the summertime.