Heck, I take selfies with my parents. It’s not a big deal. Parents are people too and they aren’t THAT much different from us. Sure, they were teenagers or young adults in an entirely different era, but they went through similar trials, “rebellion stages”, and technology phases too (like hello, my mom actually used one of the first computers where you used punch cards to find something). Recently, my mom has actually mastered taking a selfie by herself so she can spam me with how proud she is at taking the picture using the front-face camera. It’s quite entertaining.
I think my mom and dad are pretty fucking cute whenever they try to keep up with the times tbh. As I scroll through my dash, there are so many people making fun of their parents for “copying them” whenever they take selfies. Here’s a news flash: your parents aren’t aliens who “don’t understand you”. Trust me, I went through that phase where I thought my parents were out to get me and “ruin my life” everyday. As I grow older, I’ve realized that my parents are actually quite hilarious and knowledgable over a ton of the stuff that I’m stressing over right now (nursing program, transitioning into the program, turning 21, etc). It’s like how I seem to “know everything about college” to my high school senior or junior friends whenever they ask me for advice, because I’ve already been in the position that they are in now.
Of course, I really don’t know how you are in your parental situation, but I think some people should give their parents a chance before making fun of them for appealing to whatever you’re interested in. It’s not like parents are given an instruction manual “Here is everything you need to know how to be an awesome parents 101”. They’re usually learning along the way, trying to make the best out of their situation, and are striving to make you happy. Perhaps, more people should give their parents a break and a chance to get to know them. They may even become one of your closest friends. Who knows? Good luck and have fun.
→ A girl in my creative writing class said this in response to a story we read about witnessing intimate partner violence and it really fucked with my head because I’ve never, ever, ever, thought of it that way. (via firelorddahlia)
when girls press their whole body against you when they hug, it means they like you a lot. also, they’re measuring your body to determine how long it will take them to eat your flesh, a technique shared by boa constrictors