posted on Oct, 18 2008 @ 08:23 PM
Im very thankful for the way my parents raised me.
If i cursed, i would get liquid soap in the mouth
If i talked back to my dad or mom, i would have to stand in place at attention for hours
When i stayed out all night in high school i was grounded for 2 months
When i had a girlfriend acidently fall asleep in my bed one night, i was grounded for a month
When i got cought with some ganja, i was grounded for 2 months.
I was taught how to use my silverware properly
I was taought manners, but not spelling...
I was tought a work ethic
Tuaght that if i wanted something done, to do it myself...
I know i mispelled that word 4 diffrent ways, but i dont know which is correct... in fact, i am reasonably sure i didnt even spell the word
Back in highschool, i thought that my parents were terribly mean... Looking back, they probaly werent mean enough.
None of my friends had parents like me.
I have had parents of friends:
Give us alchohal
Give us drugs
Party it up with the kids
And even engage in sex with minors...
Im glad that my parents are not like my friends parents...
Even though, in high school, i hated my parents, and i thought my friends parents were the best...
The thing you said about younger siblings being treated easier...
Its so true...
My older brother had it worse then me... one night, our family was out of state, and we had to make an all night drive back home drove 20 hours, and
got home a couple days early, to find my older brother throwing a massive party.
My dads punishment to him, to cut the entire lawn with scisors. Yea...
Now, i have 2 younger sisters, and they never receved any punishment what so ever, they are both incredibly spoiled, irritating, defensive/bitchy,
and cannot ever admit that they are wroung.
My younger brother faced the same very harsh punishment i did... one punishment that he went thru that i didnt is one time, he put alot of ketchup on
his plate, and my dad said if he didnt use it all, then he would make my bro eat it with a spooon. He didn't finnish it all, and he made him eat it
with a spoon.
My parents alos had very strict rules.
No TV after 8 PM
No phone calls after 8 PM
And, we didnt have cell phones, but the did give us beepers one year...
No friends coming over on the weekdays
Weekend curfew was 12 pm for the boys, 11pm for the girls
And, in addition to the normal chores, each kid had dish duty on one week day night.
My family had a sit down dinner at the table every night.
I have never considered my self a clean person... but, now i live with 3 other dudes, and im by far the cleanest of them all...
And, my dad always called me the laziest, messiest, person on the face of the planet...
In short, we did our parents to be PARENTS to thier kids, not to be thier buddy.