Friends With Aging (Sorry Teens)

CONTRIBUTOR: Raven Akashiya

Recently I moved in with my parents and now more than ever I am realizing my parents were wiser than I could have ever imagined back in my teenage years.

As I teenager I was pretty rebellious,  parents seemed to be absolute morons. Constantly saying “No you can’t go out with him” or “Don’t do drugs”. Now that I’m an adult with a toddler and another on the way; I realize all those years fighting with my parents and being punished for disobeying was their way of trying to protect me.

I spend most of my days talking to my mom and dad. Whether it’s asking for honest advice or just chatting it has quickly become apparent to me that my folks are some of my best friends (somewhere in past the younger, much dumber me just shuttered.) Now I wonder if I had listened to them when going through the rebellious stage if maybe my life would be different today. Granted I wouldn’t change much of my past but I may have gone through less heartbreaks.

It does not matter what you have been through or going through a parent will still love you regardless. Maybe in the end they will become your best friend.



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