You’ve probably been annoyed at one point or another by your parents breathing down your neck about grades or SATs, or being totally unreasonable about something like a curfew. But when you have a super strict parent, it’s an everyday struggle. While it may seem like you’re the only girl in the world whose parents are this strict, rest assured you are not alone in the parental oppression. Here are things only girls with super strict parents understand.
1. Anytime you go shopping with your friends, you have to hide any new clothes your mom wouldn’t approve of. Because if she sees the cute new mini-skirt you bought at the mall, she’ll never let you out of the house again.
2. But that’s never stopped you from wearing them. Whether it’s on the ride to school or in the bathroom before homeroom, you’ve taken changing clothes on the sly to ninja levels.
3. Your parents don’t understand sleepovers. You have a bed at home. Why do you have to go over a friend’s house to sleep (other than to rob, cheat, and steal behind their backs)? The only way you’re ever allowed to go to a sleepover is if your parents are going out of town, your grandparents aren’t available to “babysit,” and they know your friend’s parents. And even then, they still need to talk with them on the phone for 20 minutes to make sure they have an itinerary of the night’s events.
4. Your parents have to meet any boy you want to “hang out with”… even when it’s not a date (because you’re not allowed to date).