Thank You for NOT Being a Friend; an Open Letter to My Parents

A great reminder of the difference between “parents” and “friends”. Well said and with a few, minor details changed, I think I’ll copy and send it to my parents. . . even though they are in their mid-80’s.

Wine and Cheese (Doodles)

Mr and Mrs BradyDear Mom and Dad,

Thanks for saying ‘no’.

Thanks for setting a curfew. At the time I thought it was ridiculous. Looking back? It seems pretty damn reasonable.

Thanks for following through. Surrendering the keys to my car sucked…but you said it would happen if I did X. I did X. It would sound trite to say I learned my lesson. I would have done X anyway…butI respected the fact that you drew the line and followed through when I crossed it.

Thanks for making sure we had dinner together every night.

Thanks for not choosing my friends or telling me who or who I could hang out with. Thanks for allowing me to come to those conclusions on my own.

Thanks for not paying me for good grades, but expecting them because you knew I was capable.

Thanks for convincing me to take the typing course. I remain unconvinced…

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About Ray V.

Living in Aiken, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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One Response to Thank You for NOT Being a Friend; an Open Letter to My Parents

  1. Meritings says:

    I wrote a “sorry” letter to my Mum and Dad when I was about 20. I think I have a copy somewhere. Must try to dig it out to see what I said!

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