Sunday, November 25, 2007

Sunday Scribblings {Misspent Youth}

The first thing I thought of when I read this prompt is the fact that when I was a teenager, I was deeply offended by my parents. They didn’t always trust me. To me that was so unfair and judgmental. I was good! I wasn’t drinking, smoking or doing drugs… How dare they make me feel like I shouldn’t be trusted?

Looking back, I realize now that they didn’t trust me because I wasn’t trust worthy. Silly me. I was so busy defending my trust worthiness that I forgot to recognize that someone who says one thing and does another, well, they can’t be trusted.

I felt like I understood that their rules were for my protection. But I knew myself better and I was the exception to the rule, so I made my own set of rules. I spent a lot of time lying, trying not to get caught being trustworthy of my own rules. Lying about riding in cars with boys, going on dates, sneaking out at night…

Sorry mom and dad, you were right. I wasn’t trustworthy. Funny how that works—no matter how offended you get that someone doesn’t trust you, it doesn’t make you trustworthy.

6 comments:

Secret Agent Mama said...

I so know what you mean by all of this. I think it's quite normal, too.

rachelle said...

so true, so true. excellent post.

paisley said...

what a lovely concept.. too bad we have to get older to figure it out.....

andrea said...

again, i reference the skid row concert... i believe their hit song was "youth gone wild"... ah, good times. i'll email you some pictures from that night, just in case you want to laugh hysterically.

Krista said...

Awww- we have had this conversation before... I so know what you mean here Sista!

tumblewords said...

Oh, how true! Your post brings back a lot of memories.