We all have complicated relationships with our families. There's love, there's hate, there's frustration, there's exasperation.
But nothing is quite as complicated as the relationship between parent and child. It's the parents' job, after all, to drive their kids crazy, but now with the advent of social media, the kids can get revenge. Because now, all the quirks and all the pestering gets shared with the world for all to see.
Behold, the young people of the Internet share some of their most entertaining stories and parental situations, and we can totally relate.
Throwing a ton of shade to mom right off the bat!
My "Mum" says I need to learn how to use quotation marks.— Jake Lambert (@LittleLostLad) January 17, 2018
Do parents even know about privacy?
a concept:— jake (@squidslippers) March 7, 2018
parents, but they close the door behind them after leaving your room.
True life, my mom is a shopaholic.
“I want to go by myself and think”-my mom, as my dad and I drop her off at Target— Carey O'Donnell (@ecareyo) January 10, 2018
Dads usually have their own way of doing things.
My dad is vacuuming while chewing sunflower seeds and he’s spitting them out right in front of the vacuum to clean them up as he goes. I have so much still to learn from this man that gave me life.— ditch pony (@molly7anne) March 11, 2018
After being married so long, you eventually know what to expect and you can prepare for desperate times.
One time my friend Brandon’s Dad and his mom were in a heated argument in the car and she took his kid rock cd out of the player and threw it out the window with rage and he looked her dead in the eyes and pulled out a second copy of that same cd and put it back in the player— johnny utah (@clowndaddie) February 7, 2018
There is that very deep rooted look a mom can give. It's usually very specific and terrifying.
There seems to be a stigma about unfair treatment children when you have more than one. Is this true parents?
Having siblings is wild bc u can progressively see how ur parents get less & less strict w each child like I would get in trouble for staying up past 9 but my little brother can stay out for 2 straight days & murder a goat farm & my parents would jus shrug and say oh well— sukhi (@mairanotmaria2) March 7, 2018
Watch your language you little whippersnapper!
Damn I never realize how bad my potty mouth gets at school until I'm home for the holidays and I accidentally tell my gram to pass the fucking potatoes— Andee (@andeee_o) December 23, 2017
It's just one of those things you have to see to believe.
You're grounded young man!
I collect all cell phones and iPads from the kids at night and keep them in my room.— Devil's Agvocate 2.0 (aka Michelle) (@MGigger) March 13, 2018
Last night those little ***holes all set alarms to go off at various times throughout the night.
I’m impressed with their ingenuity and team effort.
They’re all grounded.
Sleep is a necessity, but getting too much will cause major judgment.
Things are a little different for young people in 2018...
Parents at 22: Married, has 2 kids already, owns a house, done with college.— Bree DaPra (@BreeDapra) March 9, 2018
Me at 22: Gas tank on E, walks into lectures 7 minutes late, eats dollar menu, alcoholic, single as a priest and struggles to pay bills even though I have 3 jobs.
We can all agree that the differences between young people and their parents today is major!