Clearly, we all once lived with our parents. We, as their children, know the struggles of living with them. The "we never let us do anything" and the "Mom, can I have ten dollars?" moments. Parents can be real a pain in our side, (little did we know that we are bigger pains in theirs). So sure, we butted heads with Mom and Dad once, but what about all the selfless and amazing things they did for you? I sat down and thought of this one day, now that I live on my own. I contemplated the pros and (lack of) cons and here is a list of why you should be more grateful towards your parents:
1. They put up with you attitude, sassiness, harshness, and your plain being a brat for 18 years. In some cases it's even longer than that. (Yes guys, this goes for you, too.)
2. If our parents are anything like mine, then you know how much they sacrificed. Countless weekends for sports, music, birthday parties, and other functions. Not only did they give up their time, which is precious, but they gave up a lot of money; on clothes, movies, make up, the best shoes, or the best of everything.
3. There were nights we ate out, or ate left-overs; but most of the time my parents cooked dinner every night. As most college kids know, there is no cooking like home cooking. There is no "Mom, what are we doing for dinner?" or "Dad, are you going to cook ribs because they are my favorite?" Sometimes, I'm plain lucky if I remember to take stuff out of the freezer to cook. Mom and Dad never forgot stuff like that, and they still send me home with frozen leftovers, and so much more.
4. They were, and still are, always there for me when I needed them most. Friends will come and go, but my mom and dad will never sway. They are my rocks, my stronghold, the two people who I can count on most in this world.
5. Finally, always be thankful for your parents because no one here on this earth will ever love you as much as they do, nor will anyone love you the same. Sure you will have your spouse, but there is no comparison to loving a child.
My list could probably go on further, because I was blessed with amazing parents, who did so much for me and my brother. Countless volleyball games, even times when we had to fly across the bd to get to them. Countless weekends just to watch practices, and so on. So next time we see our parents, especially because Thanksgiving is this week, tell them how much they mean to you. As I said, time is so precious, and life comes and goes everyday, make that your priority.