My Mom Is A Jerk.
It's really quite depressing, mainly because my mom and I used to be friends. Boy how things have changed. I literally can't stand being at home any more. My mom has turned into the biggest jerk in all aspects of my life.
School wise, I'm not a genius but I get a GPA and test scores that are both above average. I got into really good colleges thus far as well. Either way, my parents give me **** about not taking hard enough classes and anything lower then an A is failing. They always compare me to my friends. (note to parents reading this, DON'T EVERY COMPARE YOUR CHILD TO ONE OF HIS FRIENDS!) "Well John Doe is taking AP English, why aren't you?" or "Jane Doe got a 34 on her ACT, you didn't even study for it." That's just a small sampling of what I hear everyday.
Socially, my mom is embarassing. She also shows little trust toward me and some of my friends. It is a slap in the face to me because I don't drink or smoke or misbehave in anyway with the law like some of my classmates do. I like to play video games a lot, but I certaintly don't let them get in the way of my performance in school and stuff. Either way, she thinks I'm addicted which is just total bullshit. Also, she labels some of my video game friends as "losers" which I just can't stand.
I can't stand my mom around the house anymore. She is a great person and does some great things to improve my life, but she ruins those actions with her nitpicking and nagging ways. Tonight for example, I went over to do my homework on the couch next to the warm fire. She came down stairs and bitched at me for not doing my homework on the kitchen table that is a mere 10 feet away from where I was sitting. Little stuff like that everyday builds up inside me until I can't take it anymore.
The double standard that my parents live is ridiculous. I can stand my dad, but he just believes whatever my mom says. Here is an example. I'll stub my toe going up the stairs and yell Damnit!, a cuss word directed at no one and a safer way to vent my anger rather then getting physical. My mom, with her supersonic hearing will come downstairs and take my phone away for a week. Then, on the same day, we might get in a fight and she will cuss directly AT me and face zero consequences. I understand the hole child parent thing but come on! thats ridiculous! Secondly, my parents demand respect from me at all times, which I'd be willing to give if they didn't disrespect me. Here is how I have lived my life, if you are disrespectful to me, I'm sure as hell not going to give you respect, parent or not.
My parents always say, "just move out then if you don't like it here." ALthough I'm eighteen, im jobless because i have school and two varsity sports. they know damn right i cant move out but they use that line daily. High school is almost over for me and next year ill be going off to college thank god. fortunately, my parents will help me pay for college but after that im not looking back.