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    Posted on Nov 20, 2014

    15 Things You Should Thank Your Parents For

    Thank you for teaching me how to write a check.

    1. They taught us how to cook the essential family recipes.

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    Thank you for teaching me how to make everything from homemade corned beef and cabbage to the perfect frozen pizza.

    2. They gave us the OK to skip school when we weren't feeling well.

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    If only a note from my mom was still an acceptable excuse for anything.

    3. And they forced us to go when we were faking it.

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    In retrospect, I guess it was important for me to go to class on the day we were learning basic multiplication.

    4. They made rules for us that we hated at the time, but would totally make for our own kids.

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    Curfews are stupid when you're 15, but damn I don't blame you for making them now.

    5. They taught us the ins and outs of doing laundry.

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    And we still probably had to learn the hard way why we separate light and dark clothes.

    6. They weren't afraid to go to bat for us.


    "Jessica stole your scooter? Well, let me tell ya... her mom is hearing about this."

    7. They helped us with our homework.

    Everyone knows no one wants to look at algebra after high school. So, thank you for that.

    8. They chauffeured us around.


    We slept in the backseat like tiny divas while our mom drove us to 7:00 a.m. soccer practice.

    9. They embarrassed us and kept us humble.

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    *walks out of the car without saying thank you*

    *mom rolls down window*


    10. They made our lunches in elementary school.


    Which you realized was super nice when you didn't even want to take 10 minutes to make your OWN lunch for work.

    11. They took care of us when we were sick.

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    When we were disgusting, snot-nosed, and germ ridden – they still loved us.

    12. They reminded us they loved us, even when we hated them.

    "You're grounded."

    "I hate you."

    "I spent 12 hours in labor with you."


    13. They remembered the big things.

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    Seriously, thank you for remembering my birthday without having Facebook to remind you.

    14. They taught us responsibility.

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    Who knew learning how to pay my cellphone bill would actually help me become a financially independent person.

    15. And they were always our number one fans.

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    Even when we kinda sucked.

    Thank you. As much as we hate to say it... you might have been right about this whole "life" thing.


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