Thread: Other kids parents

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    • 11 years 8 months ago
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    Did you ever wish you were part of another family or were glade you wern't?

    When I was around 8 years olds I made friends with this kid who's parents were way overly strict. His name was Mathew and he was an only child and had no friends other than me. Well I would later learn why. He was acually a good kid, but his spirit was broken at a young age. Some of the rules his parents had was crazy.

    Had to clean your plate regarless if you were hungry or not. (I almost puked trying to finish my food overthere because I didn't want to upset his mom.)
    He had to be in bed by 6:00 pm on school days and 7 pm on none school days.
    Could not drink soda or eat any sweets.
    Could not play video games.
    Could not watch any movies over a G rating.
    We couldn't wear shoes in the house and he couldn't go barefoot outside.
    Wasn't allowed to clime any trees. (got spanked once in front of me for doing it)
    Could leave out of view of the house and never could go to mine.
    Couldn't play if he made a grade under a B on a test.
    No sleepovers (not that I would at his house anyway)
    Had to go to school no matter how sick he was even through his mom didn't work.

    Well hanging out with him was really boaring and since I didn't have any other friends in the neighborhood at the time I dealt with it. Even the way the house looked with it's dark brown paint and lack of decor was depressing. His mom was always correcting every little thing we did and was very intemidating. It sucked when his mom would tell me I had to leave so he could start getting ready for bed. For cripe sake it was still daylight outside! Needless to say I was glade they were not my parents.


    Well I met these two brothers one day riding my bike. I seen them at school, but they were in different classes than mine. there parents and house was so F-ing cool. They had Sega and NES. They had a VCR with lots of movies. They had a trampoline and their next door neighbors had a pool. They always had soda, chips and sweets in the house. We could wear our shoes in the house. They knew most of the kids in the neighborhood. Their parents went out of there way to make sure their guest were happy. I dropped Mat as a freinds pretty quick! When I got to know them better we went out to eat, to the movies, to theme parks, to ball games, fishing, did sleepovers and the water park. I remeber his mom got a little mad at meone time and I started crying because I was so use to her being nice. She felt so bad and gave me some icecream!

    Well as you can guess nothing good last for long. They moved two years later. I remember being so depressed that they were moving. We talked on the phone a few times and I even convenced my mom to drive 20 miles so I could spend the weekend with them. They made new friends and we lost touch. I still stayed friends with some of the kids I met through them and still hang out with one of them today. I sometimes wished I could have been born into their family. I found one of them on myspace, he's already married with two kids and they still looked happy. Yes he's on my friends list, but no reunion

    Oh and Mattew last I heard still lived with his parents!
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    • 11 years 8 months ago
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    I knew kids like Matt. I also knew kids whoes parents were like the cool ones you wrote about. I too sometimes wished I was born into their family, but in the end there was always something going on behind close doors that made me appreciate my family. For some reason divorce was common with them.
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    Dude, I feel sorry for kids who have parents like that. What's the point of doing all that to a kid? That's borderline abuse.
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    I have 2 cousins who had really strict parents. They had to be in bed by 6pm.
    They are in a religion where you aren't suppose to watch tv, listen to rock music. The women aren't supposed to cut their hair, wear makeup or wear pants.
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    • 11 years 8 months ago
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    I had a friend whose mom wouldn't let him watch R rated movies or play M games. The weird thing was that he cursed and mis-behaved all of the time. I'd go over to his house and bring all of my games, which were mostly rated M. and we'd play those without his parents knowing!
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    One of my best friends tried to force me to call her father "Doctor" -blah-blah(at HOME)and they would get mad at me. Even at a young age I thought this was DUMB. My whole faily is "doctors" of one thing or another .(not just MD's) and I just can't do it. I hate this. WHy??? I think it is so stupid unless of course, in a professional situation.
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    Quote by retrogammer

    Had to clean your plate regarless if you were hungry or not. (I almost puked trying to finish my food overthere because I didn't want to upset his mom.)
    He had to be in bed by 6:00 pm on school days and 7 pm on none school days.
    Could not drink soda or eat any sweets.
    Could not play video games.

    Could not watch any movies over a G rating.
    We couldn't wear shoes in the house and he couldn't go barefoot outside.
    Wasn't allowed to clime any trees. (got spanked once in front of me for doing it)
    Could leave out of view of the house and never could go to mine.
    Couldn't play if he made a grade under a B on a test.
    No sleepovers (not that I would at his house anyway)
    Had to go to school no matter how sick he was even through his mom didn't work.




    CRAZY ones in bold.

    Normal ones in regular.

    -Going to bed early for school is actually important. A little later ok on weekends.

    -soooooooooooooo its ok for a child to watch a movie where some guys says damn10 times?

    -hmm rules against a child climbing trees. that aint strict. dont want those early deaths to appear on the news too...

    -a view from the house...well without supervision he couldve gone anywhere, the way children are curious these days...

    -hmm. well maybe thats a LITTLE crazy buuuuuuuuuut that is sorta good motivation...
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    • 11 years 8 months ago
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    There's a line between being scrict, and being too scrict.

    Going to bed early, grounding someone for getting poor grades, no shoes in the house: Perfectly normal.

    No video games, soda, sleepovers and only G Rated movies: C'mon give the kid a break. Once in awhile won't corrupt him. Let the kid have a normal childhood for crying out loud!

    The only thing I don't agree with at all is going to school if your sick. That's a nice way to spread infection or get some other sickness. If the kid says he's sick, and you checked him out to make sure he was, give him a day off. He won't flunk out because he missed one day.
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    I agree. While some of the stuff may SEEM restrictive, they are probably just trying to motivate the kid. The no soda and sweets thing..they are probably afraid of cavities and childhood obesity. They should be allowed to have a treat once in awhile though. Climbing trees can be dangerous. It really depends on the age of the kid and how coordinated they are and who is there in case something happens. At 8 you do alot of stupid things. At 16 you do alot of stupid things. At 21 you do alot of REALLY stupid things and in your 30s you still make mistakes. But when your 8, your parents can help you prevent the mistakes that might cause you harm.

    Sometimes I wish my parents had been a bit more strict. Maybe I would have gotten straight As. (I was a pretty average student..A's, B's, C's the ocasional D) Maybe I would have lost weight or never been overweight to begin with. I would hate going to bed that early as well but you know, as much as I hate going to sleep I hate waking up from sleep even more I was a really hard kid to wake up in the morning. I'm sure my mom was overjoyed at the thought of waking me up.

    I don't agree with the sick thing either. If a kid is throwing up, why risk putting him on a bus where he may throw up in the aisle, or throw up in class and get other kids sick? How well is he going to be able to concentrate anyway if he has a head cold or is wiping his nose every two seconds or nausiated?
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    Yes, but when kids get hurt, they almost always heal quickly. With modern medicine, a broken leg won't kill you, you'll just be uncomfortable for a while. You'll sure as hell think twice about doing something stupid.

    I'm not saying let your kids do whatever they want unsupervised, but most of the time it isn't the end of the world if they get hurt once in a while.

    Also, I think going to bed at 6PM IS too much. For God's sake, in the summertime it's not even dark yet at 6PM, and you're expecting a kid to go to sleep? I think 8PM is much more reasonable, 9 is pushing it, and 10 is too late. But that's just me.

    As for soda and candy, well...those things are bad for you. So I can kind of understand that one, but it's okay to have a treat once in a while.

    I also don't think legitimately sick kids should be sent to school. They need rest to get better, plus that's how disease gets spread around to other kids. And they can't concentrate anyway, so what's the point?

    Also, not letting your kid go to other people's houses is just ridiculous. It's bad for them emotionally and socially. I had to deal with that, and it kind of messed me up a little. I've since gotten over it, but I don't plan on doing the same to my kids.

    -a view from the house...well without supervision he couldve gone anywhere, the way children are curious these days...


    What is that supposed to mean? Children are no more curious now than they were 10, 20, 30 or even 100 years ago. Curiosity is human nature. o_o
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    I cant imagine having so many rules >_< its also sad that you dropped Matt just because you found "cooler" friends, im sure he felt pretty crappy after that.
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    Quote by NickRules
    I cant imagine having so many rules >_< its also sad that you dropped Matt just because you found "cooler" friends, im sure he felt pretty crappy after that.


    I was kinda thinking the same thing myself but didn't want to say anything. I feel kinda bad for Matt LOL
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    Quote by Alyssa_Branen
    Quote by NickRules
    I cant imagine having so many rules >_< its also sad that you dropped Matt just because you found "cooler" friends, im sure he felt pretty crappy after that.


    I was kinda thinking the same thing myself but didn't want to say anything. I feel kinda bad for Matt LOL


    I know! lol. And he still lives with his parents? Tsk tsk, its all your fault, Retrogammer.
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    Quote by NickRules
    Quote by Alyssa_Branen
    Quote by NickRules
    I cant imagine having so many rules >_< its also sad that you dropped Matt just because you found "cooler" friends, im sure he felt pretty crappy after that.


    I was kinda thinking the same thing myself but didn't want to say anything. I feel kinda bad for Matt LOL


    I know! lol. And he still lives with his parents? Tsk tsk, its all your fault, Retrogammer.


    LOL I know poor Matt, looking back I do feel bad about it. I was just was fed up with the way his parents treated me and had a reason in my own mind not to go back there. I tried to get him to hang out with us, but "mommy dearest" wouldn't let him leave the street. I think by comments she made in the past that she viewed kids like my new friends as I guess you could say worldly. Also she was the type that didn't like a bunch of people over. I think if you were there you would have understood better.

    The good news is he did make others friends later on and his mom did give him a little more freedom. However since he was in a different circle of friends we never hung out again.
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    My best friend and I grew up together and were neighbors for 16 yrs 1981-1997.I used to love going to his house and never wanted to be at mine.They treated me like one of their own kids and still do to this day even though we live 3 hrs apart.As kids his parents would always have something fun for us to do,theme parks,beach,movies etc.My mom worked so much she barely ever took me anywhere.His parents were so cool when he got grounded he still had fun in some way.They would ground him from one thing,but he'd still be allowed to do other stuff ie:NO TV ,but could still come out to play.!!!!Me?LOL asswhoopin,no phone,no tv,no toys,basically left with a bed and dresser.
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    Quote by sohchx
    Me?LOL asswhoopin,no phone,no tv,no toys,basically left with a bed and dresser.


    Man....now THAT sucks!
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    Sometimes I would wish I was in another family, but sometimes I'd go to another house, spend the day there and get in their shoes. Finally I'd come home, my Mom would serve me my plate and I'd think to myself "You know family, you're alright."
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    Quote by sohchx
    My best friend and I grew up together and were neighbors for 16 yrs 1981-1997.I used to love going to his house and never wanted to be at mine.They treated me like one of their own kids and still do to this day even though we live 3 hrs apart.As kids his parents would always have something fun for us to do,theme parks,beach,movies etc.My mom worked so much she barely ever took me anywhere.His parents were so cool when he got grounded he still had fun in some way.They would ground him from one thing,but he'd still be allowed to do other stuff ie:NO TV ,but could still come out to play.!!!!Me?LOL asswhoopin,no phone,no tv,no toys,basically left with a bed and dresser.


    I was at Darrell & Debbie's (in Deer Park) which I played video/board games, watched VHS movies, drinking Food Club soda and eating Toastettes up until he divorced her. I explained that to Brandon Robbins.
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