18 Things People With Strict Parents Completely Understand

It's like living with a prison warden who thinks you're the best person in the world.

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1. Sleepovers? Nope.

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Sleeping over at other people's houses was not a part of your childhood. Your parents just couldn't trust that your friends' parents wouldn't let their kids do whatever they wanted, like stay up all night eating jellybeans or robbing convenience stores.

2. Then, again, you were the "good kid" with the strict parents, so other parents always wanted their kids to hang out with you.

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They knew your parents wouldn't put up with any nonsense and would only permit a moderate amount of fun at any given time.

3. Plus, your parents were perpetual chaperones.

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You couldn't go out with friends without knowing that your mom or dad was nearby, just to make sure you weren't smoking up some drugs with a biker gang on the internet or anything.

5. A lot of pop culture references from childhood fly over your head now.

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...because you weren't allowed to watch MTV or PG-13 movies or anything remotely interesting to kids your age. #NotAll90sKids

6. Also, you knew better than to ask to dye your hair.

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While you watched, longingly, as many of your friends went through a Manic Panic phase, your parents threatened to (lovingly?) disown you if you even thought about dying your hair purple.

9. And an allowance? Ha.

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Your parents knew the first thing you'd buy with your own money is something that you love and they hate, like a tattoo or any sort of social currency.

11. ...Because you were a stealth ninja master when it came to changing the second you left the house.