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04-13-2011, 11:33 AM #1
Things from childhood you still resent your parents for?
Back when I was little, like 5, 6, 7 years old or so, I always wanted those light up shoes. You guys remember them. You stomp on the ground and the lights on the sides flash and pulse and emit awesome and so forth. Every time we went shoe shopping, I always asked for those, and every time I asked, mom said no.
That said, I still want the damn light up shoes! They were sooooo cool back then and I still bring it up every now and again with my parents.
So does anything else have anything similar? Maybe it's something your parents did or didn't let you have or made you do?
04-13-2011, 11:40 AM #2
Ahhh I remember those. They were very expensive in Europe when they came out.
I wanted them soooo bad but dad would not buy them because we lived in war and there was not alot of money around. Since my dad was in the army, owner of the store gave them to me, he felt bad because his son died in war and left two little girls behind my age.
Other than that I don't think they ever said no.
04-13-2011, 11:41 AM #3
04-13-2011, 11:43 AM #4
There were these jeans I wanted when I was little that my cousin had that I thought were totally awesome. They had zippers that went about 6 inches up the back of each leg with a bow at the top.
I also wanted a Barbie Jeep that my parents never bought for me.
Though I shouldn't complain too much about the Jeep, they bought me a dirt bike when I was 4. At the time, though, a Barbie Jeep >*
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04-13-2011, 11:47 AM #5
04-13-2011, 11:48 AM #6
When I grew up in the 50's and early 60's there wasn't as much crap for kids to want.
My dad did give me my first rifle at 7, so that was pretty cool. Didn't put out my eye or commit mass murder at school either.
I just wish they were both still alive.
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04-13-2011, 11:50 AM #7
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04-13-2011, 11:56 AM #9
I always resented the fact that I had to work instead of getting to play with my friends... Looking back, I'm glad I had to help out with stuff around the shop and the yard. I learned way more than what Mario ever taught me. I guess I don't resent my parents one bit.
04-13-2011, 11:59 AM #10
04-13-2011, 12:01 PM #11
I've let it go for the most part, but it made me decide that I will not treat my children the same way I was treated. They are going to help out and pull their weight but I'm also going to let them be kids while they are kids.
04-13-2011, 12:02 PM #12
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04-13-2011, 12:14 PM #14
When we moved to the US, I don't think I really asked for a lot of stuff, but my parents would buy things me and my brother wanted. Not having anything, made us appreciate things more. We did miss out on alot of things as kids because of war, and I think living in war made my parents little bit softer because all 4 of us almost died.
04-13-2011, 12:15 PM #15
I was made to go to bed early most times like 8 or so and in the summer it would still be light out and I would be laying in bed hating them with a passion for it
also could never have a mini bike or a bb gun
04-13-2011, 12:18 PM #16
Seriously? There were some things my parents did that upset me at the time, but I did this thing they call growing up, and let it go.
04-13-2011, 12:23 PM #17
Resent is probably too strong of a word, but you got what I meant.
04-13-2011, 12:28 PM #18
04-13-2011, 12:49 PM #19
my parents refused to get cable or buy video games of any type . we finally got cable for a few months when i was in high school but my dad said all we did was watch Mtv (remember when they actually played music VIDEOS!) and canceled it also in high school i was finally able to scrounge up enough cash to buy a super nes and a used tv so i could play SFII at home i remember having a bunch of friends over and taking turns playing and yelling at each other. good times! lol. i wouldnt really call that resent though. i did resent them for switching me from school to school for various reasons after elementary school. that sucked things would have been much different and better had they not done that.
04-13-2011, 12:54 PM #20
I dont resent my parents for the things i had and didnt have, but looking back at the way my mom raised me, she was insanely selfish and I can tell she didnt want to have a child when she did. Oh well.2001 Ford Lightning - Built Motor - Built Trans - 2.3 KB - Custom Interior - No Numbers - No Times - Garage Queen
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04-13-2011, 12:55 PM #21
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04-13-2011, 01:04 PM #22
I wish they had told me santa wasnt real. Do you know the sadness of being 25 and finding out he isnt real
04-13-2011, 01:09 PM #23
I always wanted to be in organized hockey when I was a kid. My parents really couldn't afford it (3 kids, house payment, 2 car payments). And there was no way my Dad would've woken up at 5am to bring me to practice. Other than that I had it pretty good. I was never a kid who really wanted much though. Never had/wanted Nintendo, Reboks etc.
04-13-2011, 01:11 PM #24
Nothing material I really lacked - I felt mistreated because I never got to ride the horsey ride at the grocery store. The only thing that really sucked was that my parents were never at any school function (dad worked shiftwork, and my mom was at home taking care of my handicapped sister).
Now, when I was a teenager, there was a lot I resented, but that's another story......
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04-13-2011, 01:15 PM #25