Something to think about…

20th October, 2015. 3:00pm

Freaky Friday

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I know I’m not in any position to say these things, but I thought it’d be good to address some things even if you don’t want to. I’ll add more when I think of something else, but for now, here are a few things to think about this Tuesday.

Dear Parents:
If you’re a widower and you’ve found someone new-be it a potential wife/husband or just girlfriend/boyfriend-TELL YOUR KIDS ABOUT IT. No matter how old they are now, they still deserve to know. Please. Don’t be dicks about it. We know we’re “just your kid” but we still need to know when you’re planning to have someone else live in the house, ESPECIALLY IF WE’RE STILL LIVING WITH YOU.

To everyone who thinks going to school is useless because they can learn those things outside anyway:
I know school is hard, but try to finish it especially if you can afford it. I know this is an ongoing debate for a lot of people, but it’s still different if you are a degree holder.

Dear Parents:
Don’t stop your kid from joining a club at school just because you fear it’ll ruin their education. Talk to them about proper time management. Let them experience it before judging what they can and can’t do. It might help them find their worth in this world.

To the kids:
If you’re joining an extra curricular activity at school, make sure you keep your grades up. Stop bitching around telling your parents you’re too tired to do your homework or projects. It’s nice to be part of something, but school is just as important, too. Don’t be a lazy ass. Do your work. If you’ve got no time after practice, do it before. If there’s a will, there’s a way.

Dear Parents:
Stop treating your kids like an insurance. Even if they’re grown ups, they’re still your responsibility.

To the kids:
Don’t treat your parents like they’re your personal maid. Get your ass off the couch, pick up your own clothes off the floor, throw your own trash, make your own bed, and wash your damn dishes. Unless you’re a toddler, below 16, or legit physically/mentally incapacitated to do those chores, you have no right to treat them like a servant. They’re not your slaves.

Dear Parents:
Don’t let your kids lose faith and trust in you. And don’t let them get disappointed. Being angry is fine, because it dissipates in time, but disappointment? That’s another story.

To the kids:
Whatever your parents did, love them and don’t lose that amount of respect left in you. They gave you life, and I know how bat-shit crazy it is to deal with incorrigible parents, but you owe them that much.

Dear Parents:
When your kids talk shit to you, worry. If they start ignoring you, and talks to you ONLY when necessary, fear. It means something is going on. Don’t let it go on for so long. DO SOMETHING.

To the kids:
If you can’t talk to your parents about your feelings, talk to someone else. If you can’t talk to someone else, write it out; Start a journal or read a blog; Play instruments; draw or paint. Do something so you won’t go insane. Find your own solace if you want to avoid sitting on a couch with a shrink for an hour.

Dear Parents:
Love your kids no matter what. Even if they’re the biggest assholes and bitches in school, love them. But don’t tolerate their wrong doing.

To the kids:
Don’t be such jerks and bitches all the time. When you have your own kids, they will do it to you, too. Don’t believe me? Just wait and see.

Dear Parents:
Stop bullying your kids. Playful jabs are okay, but don’t say or do something you don’t want done to you. If you do that to them often, they’d think it’s okay and they will do it to someone else, too.

To the kids:
Just because your parents talk shit to you doesn’t mean you should do it to someone else, as well. Be the bigger person. You do know you can be more than just your parent’s kid, right?

Dear Parents:
Don’t ever make your kids feel like they don’t have a say when it comes to important things. Just because it’s your house and your rules should be followed doesn’t mean you’re right all the time.

To the kids:
Follow your parents. If you think that you’ve been muted, find a way to speak your mind, but make sure you talk to them in a way that is still respectful. Unless you can already fend for yourself, you have no right to talk shit to your parents. They’re not your friends. Treat them with respect.

KTHXBYE.

Jhack

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2 thoughts on “Something to think about…

  1. Unfortunately, I have found this is mostly knowledge that comes as an adult. And even then, parents screw up. It’s hard when you’re younger to accept parent’s authority (believe me, I was one of those kids), and it was just as hard on my parents. Now that I’m an adult, and so are my siblings, we see things differently, and everything that you wrote is now true. I wish there was some way to get through to the kids and parents that everything you wrote here is true — unfortunately, I don’t think it’s going to work as easily as it should 😦

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    • I know, right? It’s a sad reality because there are no perfect kids and perfect parents, but that doesn’t mean we can’t try. And what’s sadder is that we only realize things after it’s happened. Trust me, I feel you.

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