Some kids choose to befriend their parents and see them as the enemy that always tends to boss them around but I see that as a blessing and am so thankful to have my mom and dad as my to BFFs. Growing up, I must admit I was that “kid” sometimes: I hated everything about my parents' choices and never wanted to look at their side of logic because I thought they just wanted to shelter me from the world. Well, a couple of years ago, I let all those walls crumble and my parents have been the ones that I turn to the most — even more than I do my own friends.
1. Never want to see you fail.
My mom and dad are my biggest fans. Whenever I’m feeling down, they push me right back up and they do it with happiness because they don’t want to see me fail. If I happen to get a bad test grade, I’m not afraid to be honest with my parents because I know they will have the right words or advice for me to get me back on my feet and try my hardest the second time around. Sometimes “friends” never want to see you doing better than them so they set up ways for you to never be as successful as them. With parents, they want you to be at the very top and there’s no such thing as competition. I would take that over a fake friend anytime!
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2. Best advice-givers.
Thankful there are no secrets between my parents, and I mean none. I tell them everything weather its drama I’m having with friends or boy advice or just about my personal life they know it all just like any best friend would. I’m convinced parents have a tiny book in their brain with every experience that I’ve gone through good or bad that they can relate too and then they find the sub section, chapter and paragraph in their little books and come out with the best advice and experience stories to help me get through my problems. Every single thing that my parents have said has been right or anything that my parents say will happen if I take the wrong advice has happened. Your parents are looking out for your best interest and don’t just constantly tell you things to get you mad they tell you them because they care about the situation!
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3. Always trustworthy.
Trust is a huge word and I can personally say that I’ve had some people in my life that were not very trustworthy with me and that has affected me a lot. You know those times when you tell your best friend at school “OMG, don’t say anything to anyone but this is what happened to me…" and then a few days later, you find out your other friend knows about that story after you had told the original person not to say anything? Well, with parents, that doesn’t really happen. Your business is their business and it stays between them. No parent (at least not mine) goes and tells their friends about your issues or talks crap about you. That’s why I’m so blessed to have BFF parents because they are the trustworthy people in my life.
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4. Love you no matter what.
With parents you can make a really bad mistake and, yeah, they may not like you for a couple of hours or days but they will never stop loving you. I mean, they don’t really have an option; you are their child so they deal with you no matter what. Parents always have your back and will always be on your side if you do the same for them! Think about it this way: one day down the line, you won't have your parents but what you will have is your own kids and all that knowledge and advice that they instilled in you. You will be able to pass down and it will be become a cycle. Don’t ever turn your back on your parents because they are the most genuine best friends that you can have.
Like my dad always says, “I may be your dad by chance, but I will be your best friend by choice.”