Because They Love Me

khanda - santee, California Iraq
Entered on December 15, 2008
Age Group: Under 18

“You want to hang out and ride the trolley?” asked Rose.

“Yes let’s go ask my mom,” I said.

But when I went home and asked my mom if I could, she said, “No because I’m afraid that something is going to happen because I’m not going to be there to tell you what’s right and what’s wrong.”

My friend and I really wanted to go, so we both ran into the kitchen and yelled out, “Oh please I promise not to go to places we don’t belong.”

She repeatedly said, “No I can’t let you go but if you guys want, you can help me cook today.”

My friend was kind of upset so she said, “That’s ok, maybe next time.” She frowned underneath her smile. “Bye see you at school.” And I shut the door and ran to my room. The only reason parents are strict on teenagers, is because they want to stop us from making mistakes and instead head towards the right path. They are trying to protect us from danger and keeping us away from trouble. I’ve learned that although it’s hard to admit it, I’m secretly glad my parents are strict with me.

I secretly like it when they are protective and have a hard time saying yes; I stay away from trouble and do as they say. I don’t like to admit that my family is strict on me because they will do it more often and that makes me have no rights around the house for the choices I make. All my life there were people around me telling me what to do and what not to do; I like to tell them that I’m glad to have them and for protecting me from making negative choices but its also time to make my own mistakes and learn from them.

This statement is true because parents are looking out for their minors and want them to be safe at all times. I agree with them because if I have family and kids of my own I know I will be strict on them. I want them to have the same rights as I did because as a teenager right now, the best thing in life is to be protected from danger and I would want the same things for my children.

Therefore, parents like to protect their children from anything they believe is wrong like the time my friend and I wanted to ride the trolley but my mom didn’t let us and we teenagers hate it as we are growing up. Teenagers might say they don’t like being controlled but at the same time they are not thinking of their own benefits. I believe every teenager should be glad that they have parents who love them till death and want them to be protected at all times.