Parents are indeed a blessing! Some of us have parents who are simply easy-going and cool, whereas some are strict, overprotective – who shelter their children at home at all times. Living in a house hold with strict rules and regulations can lead to an insoluble dilemma.
Check out some of these problems a child faces when living with strict parents.
1. Going out and returning before the curfew – which is usually at Maghrib followed by a gazillion phone calls!
And the permission time usually takes 48 hours.
2. No hangouts, no matter what. You have an excuse for group study? Well, call your friends over.
Followed by never-ending questions: “Kaun, kahan, naam kia hain? larkay? larkiyan?”
3. When you’re asked to go in your room when guests visit. “bachay barhon k saamnay nahi bethte.”
“Jab chalay jayenge, to bula denge.”
4. Get spanked whenever you answer back. Jawaab dena is badtameezi. Please avoid,or else face the consequences.
No badtameezi in a Pakistani’s house. Aur abbu k saamne to bilkul bhi nahi!
5. No sleepovers – if you’re not allowed to go out, why would you expect a sleepover? Duh..
It took 2-3 days for the parents to process this. And the answer usually ended with a ‘NO’.
6. No co-education – Study in an all boys school or girls school. Co-Ed ka sawaal hi paida nahi hota.
The fear of kids having a love affair..
7. You’re not allowed to have cold drinks when you have a sore throat.
You get to hear : “Haan aur peeyo! Mar jana khaans khaans k!”
8. Parhayi mein no compromise AT ALL. Top karna hai har haal mein.
“Kuch bhi hojaye, meri naak nahi katwana khandaan k saamnay. Bohot armaanon se parhaya hai tumhe”
9. Forget sleeping late. 9-pm is late enough.
“Kahin nahi jaana hai, kuch nahi karna hai. Subha college nahi jana?”
10. Always look good and feel good, at all times. Gotta look sharp.
“koi achaanak ajayega to kia kahega?”
11. No mobile or internet. Why do we have a landline beta?
Meri sub doston k paas hai! Mujhe kab milega??
12. No movies, no girlfriends, no drugs, no parties, no holidays, and the list just goes on and on.
And you just wait for them to leave the house..
Were you or are you among those raised in a strict family? What struggles did you face?