‘UGHHHH GO AWAY! YOU’RE EMBARRASSING ME!’
TFW your dad is Phil Dunphy... SCENARIO: YOUR PARENT SHOUTS WAY TOO MUCH FROM THE SIDELINES AT SPORT MATCHES.
Having a far too passionate parent yelling all through your netball game is the absolute worst. You can feel those eyes of pity from your teammates! Hopefully it’s only one of your parents doing it, so you can at least talk to the other one and let them know how much it embarrasses you. Maybe even suggest they get the yeller to chew gum during your match so they keep their mouth busy!
If both your parents are yellers, then you’re going to have to have the discussion with both of them. Explain how you love that they support you, but you find it really off-putting and hard to concentrate on your game when they’re cheering too much or too loudly. life when it’s just the two of you. Tell them about your friends, what you’ve got planned, how school’s going – that way they won’t try so hard to get the information themselves. SCENARIO: YOUR PARENT THINKS THEY’RE A FASHION KWEEN WHEN YOU GO SHOPPING TOGETHER.
Ah, the secret struggle of wanting new clothes, but having to put up with your mum’s humil comments in the change room. Why do they insist on seeing you in every outfit you try on, even when you swear it looks horrendous/doesn’t fit? And why does that have to be in public?!
It’s time for some straight talk though – your mum is your biggest fan and will never ever tell you that you look good in something you don’t. Unlike friends, they won’t be jealous if you get a new denim skirt before they do or find the most hella cute formal dress. And they’ll tell you if you look bad in something – sometimes a little too harshly, but trust us, it’s better to know.
Maybe just get your mum to come into the change room with you so you don’t have to stand in front of everyone when you don’t feel you look good. But listen to your mum, we reckon she’s got your back.