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Wednesday, 9 January 2013

The Greatest Gift of All

Hello readers,

First.. A very late..

I hope you had a great start to the year, an unforgettable new years, and just loads of creativity ahead of you. I have a huge post all about it coming very soon, stay tuned ;)

But for this post, well, I've been seeing on almost every teen social network, kids or teenagers complaining about their parents, whether it's not letting them do what they want, getting into their business or even telling them off.  I'm a teenager myself so I understand we all want our freedom, we all want to live it up, 'it's my life' and 'what I do is none of anyones' business'...

..but whoa there, let's rewind a little bit and go 14? 15? 16? 17? [ However old you are ] years back, right when you were in your mother's stomach, giving her a big belly, stretch marks and what not. Okay, so there you are in her stomach, she held you for 9 months, not 1, not 2, but 9 months, that isn't easy if you think about it. She bared with all the cravings, went through all the morning sickness, and then you come out, there's your mum facing one of the most painful things giving birth to you, yet she holds you in her arms with the biggest smile on her face, saying you're so pretty/handsome when you actually look like a frog.

After that, she goes through sleepless nights, having to change your diaper every hour, feeding you, bathing you, and a couple of years later, your nonstop whining and complaining, but wait, it doesn't get better yet, because you start talking and ask questions about every single thing that pops into your mind. But has your mum complained? Even once? ..No she didn't. She never told you to leave her alone because it's her life. And remember, she could still be living up her 20s, but no, she dedicated all her time to you, happily even.

Now you're a teenager, you wanna do what you want without anyone stopping you, you wanna skip studying and then say you did your best in that math test, expecting your mum to pat you in the back. Well.. That's not how it works, our parents gave up so much to raise us, give us what we want even if they don't have the money to hand it to us, they still do, and whenever they yell at you for not doing well or when they don't let you go out or when they take your laptop away, it may not seem that way, but trust me, it's for your own good. They are the only people who will care about you no matter what. You could turn into a criminal but you'll still be the best in their eyes. Where will you ever find someone who loves you like that? They dedicated their lives to you, to watch you become the best, not to have you ruining your life because you think you should just because you're a teenager.

And to those who say they'll never be like their parents, they'll be their child's best friend, and support whatever they do, even if it's getting bad grades. So, let's clear things up.. You'll never care about your children? You'll support them going out, getting laid, drinking? You'll accept it if your child fails? Well lemme break it to you, no you won't. Stop making your parents look like the bad guy when all they're doing is building a life for you. And about them not being your best friend, well, have you ever given them the chance?..

There are kids who have lost their parents in wars, to illness, there are kids who were abandoned, wishing they could see their parents, even for a day. And there you are, complaining about the greatest gift you'll ever have? Come on..

I'm not the perfect daughter, and I wish I was, but I had enough of seeing those people complaining, not even knowing how precious what they have is.

Sorry for the long post, but I hope it touched you, even a bit.

Until next time,
Teen Diary.

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