Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Comment convaincre ses parents

That was the stupidest french project ever. Just for the record. I don't even remember learning anything except the title. =P

Anyways, my general conclusion for the day is that my parents are awesome.

I decided that within the ten minute drive with my dad coming home from the university.

I told him a bunch of stuff that had been happening with my friends and their parents, and conflicts between them and stuff. Like parents that are really protective and pretty much do everything possible to maintain their child's innocence.

Okay, maybe that's being a bit melodramatic, but you get what I mean.

So we basically just had this talk about how him and my mom figure that they know teenagers are going to do stuff like that anyways, whether they try to prevent it or not. They were teenagers once, and they weren't exactly angels...especially my dad. So they know that even if they are more restricting, if I want to do something, I'll find a way to do it. My dad even believes that by being restricting you're almost pushing the kid towards it more. Teenage rebellion and all that. =P

He agreed that he didn't really like the way I said some other parents were handling things, and he said him and my mom have always believed that rather than try to 'protect' us, and force us to do things behind their backs, they should let us know that they're aware that kids do this stuff, and that they're always here if we need them.

Which they've always done. Ever since I started mentioning that people I knew were drinking, she's always said if I ever need a ride home for any reason I can always call home. She did the same thing when it came to sex. She said she'd rather have me make sure I'm doing it safe rather than having to do things behind her back, and she went on the pill when she was young, and I can always talk to her and such on and so forth. It was actually pretty cool.

Speaking of which, my views on that have changed so much. Seriously, I've only actually realized how much it's changed in the past few days. I don't know how, but it has. Oh well. I don't mind it so much. Change can be good.

Well, actually I do kinda know why. But I'm sure there are other factors as well.

Oh, and another thing that makes my parents so awesome. Besides the fact that whenever I say 'I'm with Chloe', they basically forget about me and let me do my own thing. =P

I was with Kelskie the other night, and we stayed up late talking and watching a movie, so that pretty soon it was 12:30. So we were like, well, I guess I'm not going home tonight. So I just texted my parents saying I was spending the night at Kelskie's.

Mom told me this morning that she didn't have a problem with it. She was a little concerned sometimes, but she just knew that I was with Kelskie, and she knew I was alright. My dad also said that there was a time or two when he thought of calling me, but he figured I knew what I was doing by now, and he can let me be.

So that's cool. I love the fact that my parents are so cool with letting me do what I want with my life. Heck, they're going to have to do it sooner or later anyways.


"You know guys. They wear their underwear until it falls off."


Zoë Chlorophyll said...

As soon as I saw the title, I knew exactly what you were going to blog about, and I knew it would have something to do with me in at least 3 different ways. Which it did =P

Your parents are awesome. Can they adopt me?

Calminaiel said...

You know my mom, she'd be more than willing. You're already allowed over at any point in time, even when we're on holiday, so I'm not sure how much closer you can get than that without filling out legal papers. =P lol