Friday, October 22, 2010

30 Day Challenge Day 4

Day 4 is talking about my Parents.

My Parents. Parents. What to write about? I have no idea. Lets see.... Bill and Doreen became my parents on March 6th. From what I can remember I had a happy childhood. When I was a teen it got a tad tricky, but nothing that they couldn't handle of course. That means I was put in my place no if's and's or but's. As I look back to those days I remember thinking "If my kid ever wants gum Im going to buy it for them." If my kid ever wants to go to the movies with friends to a 9:00 show I'm going to let them." Well.. I had a car when I was 15. I had to pay for gas. Everything else was taken care of. I had a roof over my head. I had clothes on my back and food in my belly. I cried when they wouldn't let me go to a concert in the 7th grade because I had gotten a D on a test. I was layed out across my parents bed getting a spanking from my father when I was 14 yrs old because I got caught sneaking out of the house. When I came home drunk at the beach I got punished with my hangover instead of getting tv taken away. BELIEVE me... my parents didn't let me get by easily.. Ill explain that one to you personally if you want to hear it. When I came home from Spring Break and showed my father the pictures he said " where are the other 13 pictures.? " Me: huh what are you talking about those are it... Him: No a roll of film has 26 pictures.. where are the other 13.? Instead of me being smart and say they didn't come out. I was caught in a lie and I didn't want any punishment so I showed him the other 13 pictures. Me holding cans of Budweiser wasn't that bad.. Who knew 1 case of beer would last me all week....

All in all I think my parents looking back now were pretty right on target. I don't have therapy because of them. I grew up not thinking that I get everything I want because I want it. I grew up to be a pretty stable adult. Now that I have a kid I can take what my parents did for me and do it for him. I know times have changed and the kids these days aren't like we were when we were young.. but our kid will never know the difference. Oh and he WILL NOT get gum unless I think he deserves it and if he makes a D you better bet his little arse WILL NOT go to a concert! HA

Tune in tomorrow when I talk about my siblings......

3 comments:

Lorraine said...

wow, you got to go to spring break...umm my spring break was going to see my cousin in NC for a few days while her parents were home...and there was no beer drinking there (at least by ME!). HAHHHHA

i might steal this idea for my blog

Christine (Khrys) Schattner said...

I was there on that infamous spring break, and if our parents knew 1/3 of what happened, we'd get in trouble NOW!!! ;) And wasn't there an episode of me throwing beers out of my bedroom window to you, who was staked out down below??? Ah, the good old days. Keep your son away from my daughters- ha ha ha!!!!

Anonymous said...

"thank you". those are nice words.