Sunday, November 24, 2013

If My Parents Only Knew...

I was a good girl growing up. Correction. I am still a good girl and I'm still growing up. But really, I never broke curfew or got a demerit in high school. I always had straight A's and hung out with a "good crowd." But that doesn't mean that I never did anything just means that I never got caught.

And there I am saying "what do you think you know??" to my parents with just one look.

Sometimes I feel like I didn't always give my parents enough credit when I was younger but I do think that they knew a lot more than I thought they did. That being said, I'm excited to link up with Rebecca and Erin and without further ado...

if my parents only knew...

[[1]] Little bro and I always knew the appropriate codes and how to get around the parental control TV settings. Hate to break it to ya but 1-2-3-4 and 4-3-2-1 weren't that creative and it didn't take us long to crack the code.

[[2]] That I had my first sip of alcohol freshman year of high school. A little rum mixed with some red gatorade in the bleachers at a football game that first year and boy did I think that was cool. It paid to know some of the older girls on the field hockey team but, alright it was literally a sip...I said I was a good girl, right?

[[3]] I used to sneak out of the building in high school, prop the doors open with a pencil and go out for lunch or to have a break. I didn't need notes from you because that's what my community service class, newspaper "press pass" and passes from my homeroom teacher were for. Free reign. I should add that my homeroom teach wrote me notes whenever I wanted - be it to skip Math class or to get breakfast - because he thought I behaved too much but I have to thank him since I never got caught.

[[4]] That time in high school when you went on vacation and left little bro and I to fend for ourselves? Yeah, we had people over. What the neighbors keeping an eye on us didn't see were the cars parked at the tennis court down the street. And that perfectly circular brown circle in the lawn that you came back and we let you whole heartedly believe was a grass fungus? We burned the grass accidentally when we moved the fire pit and it's base to the yard. Sorry we even let you have professionals come look at it.

[[5]] 90% of the time when you ask if my shirt is brand new and I say "no, it's only new to you" - it's new. Brand new and yeah, I just went shopping...again...and it's the first time I've actually worn it. I can usually find a bargain, though, and you don't have to worry about me breaking the bank. It's more breaking that dresser that you let me have when I moved out after college.

So there you have it. Some of the things I think you don't know but that you've probably known for awhile. And that I'm willing to share today. Hope you feel like you learned a little bit about me today and here's to hoping that I'm as good a parents one day (one day far away) as mine are to me!

1 comment:

  1. I love this post! I can totally relate. I was (and still am) a good girl.