Told one of them I had to go home at about 10ish and the same conversation when we last met took place: why are your parents so strict?
Eh? My parents wanting me to be home at 10 plus is considered strict?
Why judge my parents on this one aspect? Anyway I think 10 plus quite reasonable leh...
Did your parents let you start traveling on your own and to a place as far as Tampines when you were nine? Did your parents leave you some money and say okay we'll be back in 2 days and go for a conference thing in Malaysia when you were eleven? Did your mother go for a holiday with her friends when your dad was still working in Rwanda when you were sixteen?
My parents are pretty laid back, really. They didn't care if I went to JC or poly after Os, they don't care if I want to be a kindergarten teacher for the rest of my life if that's what I wanted, they didn't push me to continue ballet when i wanted to stop, didn't scold me when I dropped Chem, etc etc.
They just want me to be happy. But not at the expense of shortchanging myself in life. They still want me to go to a Uni and further my studies and better myself, they nag when I don't clean my room, scold when I procrastinate, chide when I don't wash dishes immediately after eating and leave them there for a reaaaally long time, but that's because they care.
I am very very blessed and thankful to have parents who care, but know that some things are not as important in the grand scheme of things and would only sour our relationship if they chose to harp on it.
And I'm quite willing to bet that that girl who asked me why my parents were so strict aren't as close to her parents as I am. And I mean parents, not just mothers.
So I totally don't mind having a curfew, even though I don't have one lol. 10 plus is very good exchange for a close relationship to my parents than 12am and not being as close to them.