It’s funny how we always want our children to do something other than stare at gadgets all day but when they do, we begin to find it a bit difficult to deal with.
Let me give you an example. I recently began doing some spray paint art at home but it hasn’t been easy dealing with the parental objections. Why would there be objections?
‘Aah such a mess!’ ‘Don’t you have other things to do?’ ‘Your room is such a mess!’ ‘No, don’t start doing your stuff right now.’ ‘Why are you even doing this?’ ‘You have time to do this but not other things huh?’ On and on it goes so sometimes I sneak out into the garden before my mum realises and the times when there are no objections, I am pleasantly surprised.
It’s not that my parents dislike my new spray painting hobby, they just think it is a lot of bother. ‘Oh move your spraypaint box from my kitchen!’ ‘How much did all this cost?’ The funny thing is when I was just sitting on my bed, doing uni work, reading a book or browsing the internet then they would complain about me always being on the laptop. There’s no winning with them! Do other teenagers get this too?
I will tell you something quite funny though. They have slowly begun to be more accommodating and it’s because they know I am making a good use of my time. I overheard my mum saying ‘well it is better than sitting in his room all day.’ So what was all the fuss about before? Sometimes I think they just like to tease and tell me off!
In other news, I have received my first official commison which I am itching to do but sadly university and work gets in the way. Bring on the weekend!
Until Next Time
A Worried Student