I thought my parents were really strict when I was growing up, but I guess I really didn’t have it TOO bad when I look back on it now.
In high school, they were pretty lenient about what I did in my free time as long as I got good grades, had a job, and didn’t get into any trouble with drugs or alcohol.
So I pretty much had the freedom to roam around the Kansas City metro area (even on school nights) as long as I kept up my part of the bargain. Hey, it wasn’t a bad deal!
People took to Twitter to talk about the weird and strict rules they had to follow when they were growing up.
Let’s see what they had to say.
1. Jesus is not a fan of shorts.
Still unclear about this one…
Children of strict parents: what was one of your weirdest rules? I wasn’t allowed to wear shorts on Sunday. Apparently it made us too rowdy for Jesus. I’m still unclear.
— Dingus Khan (@The_Dingus_Khan) June 30, 2020
2. That’s crazy.
Kids can’t even think 15 minutes into the future!
If there was something I wanted to go do with friends, I had to give 24 hours notice for them to “think about it” and “talk it over.” Otherwise it was a blanket “No.”
— ?Matthew Powell (@matthewtpowell1) June 30, 2020
3. No Barney!
That evil purple monster!
Barney was magic, magic is evil, Barney = evil so no watching Barney.
— Whale Shark (@Vhalechark) June 30, 2020
4. Very strange…
No Disney? Okay…
I wasn’t allowed to watch Disney movies or say butt at my dads.
— Professional Worrier (@pro_worrier_) June 30, 2020
5. Off to bed you go.
But, only you…
I had a bedtime of 9:30 on school nights all through high school.
When I left for college and my brother entered high school, suddenly that bedtime wasn’t a thing, so basically the 9:30 bedtime only applied to me.
They justified it by saying I got up earlier to fix my hair.
— Kiss my Fat Ash? (@Tobi_Is_Fab) June 30, 2020
6. Okay, Boomer…
Midnight’s not a bad high school curfew, though.
Yes child of strict parents here. My curfew in HS was:
9pm for Freshman
10pm for Sophomore
11pm for Junior
12pm for Senior
My Dad would say “nothing good is going on after midnight”
Okay Boomer tell that to ERIC CLAPTON. ?
— hollsballs♎ (@hollsiemo) June 30, 2020
7. No nicknames!
This house sounds like a lot of fun.
I couldn’t watch Captain Planet. God created the Earth and it wouldn’t be destroyed by humans.
Had to be called by my God-given name. No nicknames.
No eating breakfast before everyone gets up.
Couldn’t say fart. Had to use fluff or whisper.
— Carrie Conrad (@ExperimentsRFun) June 30, 2020
8. No advertising.
Your parents sound a little paranoid.
I could have action figures but if they came with guns, all those went into the trash. Absolutely no t-shirts with any kind of print on them or name brand shoes because “I won’t allow you to be a walking billboard.”
— Kyle | BLM (@SpaceLeftEmpty) June 30, 2020
9. Now you can’t see!
That doesn’t seem very productive.
my parents would take away my contacts as a punishment.
— Gianna Dior (@Gianna_DiorXXX) June 30, 2020
10. Military rules.
You’ll thank them later. Maybe…
Turn on the shower and get wet. Turn off the water to soap up and scrub. Turn the water on again to rinse. NEVER run the water constantly in the shower. Apparently this is a “Navy” shower due to short supply of fresh water on ships. I was thus well prepared for life at sea.
— Mark Wannemueller (@MWannemueller) June 30, 2020
11. Bad words.
Not in this house!
I wouldn’t say mine were strict, but they were/are very religious. We couldn’t say “fart” or even “butt.” It was “toot” and “pass gas.”
— Princess Buttercup (@AsYouuuWiiish) June 30, 2020
12. Only three shows a week?
I don’t like the sound of this…
Only 3 tv shows a week for me and my brother. Unfortunately it took us 2 years to notice that it could mean 6 programmes so as we both picked Blue Peter and Swap Shop our mum laughed quietly at us until we sharpened up a little.
— Tina2020 (@Tina20209) June 30, 2020
13. Don’t leave Dad out.
You don’t want to bum him out.
We weren’t allowed to sing at the dinner table or use sign language because my dad was the only one who couldn’t sign and he couldn’t stand being left out
— Shenanigans (@Shenanigans_luv) June 30, 2020
14. NO FUN.
This whole thing sounds very weird.
No TV because it “looked too fun”. Also no going to church under any circumstances.
Like most classic high school bad boys, I snuck out of the house to go to church ?.
— Koala_Walla (@ItsKoalaTeaTime) June 30, 2020
Now it’s your turn!
In the comments, tell us how strict your parents were when you were growing up.
We can’t wait to hear from you!