Things That Strict Mothers Are Infamous For!
You know you have strict parents when you've given up on tattoos, late night parties, road trips and clubs. You've probably been annoyed at one point or another by your parents breathing down your neck about grades, or being totally unreasonable about something like a curfew. But when you have a super strict parent... more so, a super strict mom... it's an everyday struggle. Here are things that super strict mothers are infamous for!
1. No Night-outs
The number of parties you've missed because you weren't allowed to go for night-outs, the friends that you could've made, the places you could've been to, the adventures that you could've had. Mothers have always been protective about their kids especially when it comes to plans that are made post 10 PM. Even the coolest of moms have curfews and allow limited number of night-outs.
2. Invasion Of Privacy
From checking your call logs to WhatsApp messages, from checking your wardrobes and drawers to see if you're hiding something, to asking you 100 questions about going anywhere out of the house - "Where are you off to?", "When will you be home?", "Who are you going out with?"
A mother often feels that her kids are hiding something from her which could possibly harm them, and hence, goes to extreme lengths to protect them. This is why your mom has all your friends' numbers on her phone and does not hesitate for a second before calling them even if you are just 5 minutes late.
3. Monitoring Your TV And Internet Time
"What are you doing on that thing all day? Do you have nothing better to do?" Sending repeated friend requests on Facebook to changing Netflix passwords, moms want to control everything. Your friends always talk about the shows they watched the night before, and you've never been part of that conversation, ever. Because no TV on school nights! :/
4. No Underage Driving
All your friends have already started driving, but your mother won't let you because "You're not eighteen yet". We feel you! This reminds me of the latest ad by Hyundai on ‘Strong Mothers That Make Great Mothers'. If you haven't already watched it, watch it now!
5. Choosing Friends For You
Mothers always think that they know what's best for their kids, and hence, think that they have the right to tell their kids whom to not be friends with. Sometimes it might not make sense, because maybe moms base their decisions on the rumors they've heard, but most of the times they are just looking out for you and wanting to save you from getting into anything dangerous by keeping a check on the friends you make.
6. Pestering You About Your Grades
"Why did you score so low in Chemistry this semester? You did so much better in the last one". Mothers try to push you to do better all the time, from staying up late nights during exams to making notes for each subject, they try to help in any way they can.
7. Unnecessary Rules
"Because I said so" – it's the most common statement made by moms when they don't have a valid reason for their rules. From deciding what you wear to when you come back home, mothers have rules which at times make no sense at all!
8. Comparing You To Other Kids
"Why can't you be more like Rohit?". You've been compared to your friends more than once in your life, and if it's not your friends, it's your sibling. Your mother might want you to be the best, but doesn't realize that comparing you is just going to tick you off more.
Your mom is a tough lover with innumerable rules that don't make sense but at the end of the day, she's just wants you to grow up to be a responsible and successful person.