Oh! The Drama!
May 18, 2017 2:31pm CST
A few of my friends were going to celebrate our 8th-grade graduation at the Trieste Restaurant, a nice family restaurant that was just a two-block-walk from my home. We were to meet at the restaurant at 6:00 p.m., and we would enjoy eating pizza together! My parents knew all of my 8th grade friends who invited me to meet them at the restaurant to celebrate. My parents also knew the parents of my friends. My parents said I could not go. It would be dark outside when the celebration ended, and they claimed there was no reason for a 13-year-old girl to be out with friends at a restaurant during the evening hours. I told my parents, "You have ruined my graduation! You have ruined my life!" I still did not get to go, despite a superb dramatic performance on my part. Yep, I figure if I still remember this incident, my parents did ruin my life, for an evening.
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• Pleasant Hill, California
I ruined an 8-year-old boys life yesterday. I wouldn't buy him a fidget spinner after he used inappropriate language toward me. I hope he recovers. How many years, months, day, or minutes did it take for you to recover? Is there a critter more dramatic than a 13-year-old girl?
It's a normal conflict between generations. Also the parents' feeling about your security prevailed against your wish. It is typical when the child is 13 years old. They did want you would be safe at any rate. All was on the second place for them. It's a pity that in such events the child should have his/her own right to follow his/her wish/wishes. But the parent is stronger in this child's graduation period.
@Corbin5 Parents do what they think is best! Lol it's usually the ones who had restricted freedom who made the most of their freedom at college or university. I worked in a university and we used to love watching the change in students over the first year!