Remember being a teenager and thinking your mom was wrong about EVERYTHING? If you never went through that phase, you are a perfect angel child and should be given cookies and awards and puppies to stroke every day of the week for the rest of your life. If you were an angsty hell spawn like the rest of us normals when you were growing up, you probably thought your mom was the worst party pooper ever. All those rules! If you were particularly bad you probably remember fighting with your mom over what, in hindsight, were perfectly reasonable rules and requests. Oh, how joyful to be a petulant teenager!
Growing up you realize a lot of things, especially when it comes to how wrong you were and how right the adults around you might have been. And it makes how horrible and rebellious you were seem really, really cringe-y and embarrassing in retrospect. I mean, if I could go back in time, I would just shut my big mouth and be much more agreeable. I suppose revenge will be when we're all mothers who know better with children who don't believe us. Here are some things your mother was 100 percent right about when you were growing up:
1. That One Awful Friend You Had
Remember that one terrible friend you had, who always backstabbed you, always had all the booze and cigarettes, and generally kept you acting like a little troll? Remember how your mom really hated him/her? Yeah, she was right.
2. Your Curfew
Obviously, when you were 16, you wanted to stay out late and fall in love and just generally hang around being a teenage nuisance. You probably hated that your mom wanted you home by 10 p.m. or whatever your curfew was, but she was totally right. Kids have no place being in public unescorted late at night. Also, sleep is fun and good for you. Don't even try to pretend you don't love early nights now.
3. That Things Get Better
I used to love not believing my mum when she would tell me things would get better. That bullies would stop mattering and that I would feel better about myself. I used to believe I had all the answers and I knew better but now, years later, I know she was right. I don't think there's a teenager who's lived that believed their mom on this one. But it's the biggest mom-truth there is.
4. Not Forking Out For Those Designer Jeans
If you ever asked your mom for $200 jeans but she insisted you get the $20 pair instead, you know the exquisite pain of irrationally wanting to be spoiled and having that rejected. Once you become an adult and realize the actual value of that $200 and that money doesn't magically grow on trees, you'll probably feel compelled to apologize to your mother for ever getting snotty about not having name brand clothes.
5. Your Ex
Maybe your mom knew your ex sucked. Maybe she knew you would outgrow him or her. She definitely knew one day you'd get over them, and maybe even turn up your nose and pne day say things like, "I can't believe I ever went out with him/her." She might let you makes you own mistake on this one or she might not. Either way, she had their number.