Here are 18 of the most relatable struggles of growing up with strict parents. Enjoy.
- You were always the first one who had to leave a party.
- Asking permission for a sleepover at your friend’s house took 37 hours of mental preparation, a detailed powerpoint presentation of your friend’s family tree, and a signed contract in your blood saying you wouldn’t drink and would be in bed by 10 pm.
- You would practice hours in front of the mirror to ask you´re parent for permission to go anywhere, and practicing answers to the questions you know they are going to ask
- You always had to wait until they were in a good mood before asking for anything
- You would ask your parents once, and only once, if you could hang out at someone’s house. You never understood why your friends would think that “asking them again” would make any difference.
- You always had to choose between going out Friday or Saturday because you know that your parent would never agree to both
- You understand THE PURE, UNADULTERATED PANIC that channels through your veins when your idiot friends change the plans 10 times and you have to keep reexplaining to your parents what you’re doing.
- You either lie(d) all the time or tell the truth no matter what. There is no in between.
- You never cursed until you got to college
- You never had “the talk” with your parents. They probably left a book by your bed, that explained everything, and hope you understood it
- Family dinner conversations always revolving around grades and class schedules, and never about your social or love life - as far as they are concerned, you don’t have any.
- To this day you still can’t dressed without being concerned about what you´re parents might think. All through high school, there was an eternal war about whether that shirt was too short, or if my black chunky sweater was too revealing.
- You always changed the channel if you’re parent walked in while you were watching a movie where there was a slight chance that the characters might kiss
- Watching a movie with your parents. There is a sex scene. They skip it because they don’t think you can handle it. Even though you are 19-years-old.
- You’ve spent years dreaming of rebellion in the form of making spontaneous plans or wearing flip-flops to the airport.
- Your impulse reaction to hearing your friends say they had sleepovers with their significant others in open-mouthed shock.
- If you miss one phone call, your parents suddenly assume you’re smoking “that marijuana” with “that one friend of yours” they KNEW was going to be a bad influence.
- You probably shared the same first name as at least 4-5 other people in your classes growing up.
See you soon.