Submitted by U2MOFO on Sun, 05/01/2011 - 5:50pm
(Even if you don't read the whole thing, read the last paragraph).
I see a lot of posts on here about how frustrating it is to live with parents who won't let them smoke, but I've never experienced that. And I know I'm super lucky. Let me tell you how chill my parents are.
When I turned 21 (already moved out and on my own), my dad gave me his bowl, hitter, and hitterbox from when he was in high school. Then he pulled out a little bit of weed he'd been keeping in his freezer. I was kinda like "Uh... is that even smokeable?" He said he didn't know, but we tried it anyway. It ended up giving us both huge headaches and no high, but I still appreciated the moment my dad tried to have with me. Don't worry, I pull out a big 'ol j and shared it with him.
Then, not even a year later, my mom helped me move out to Colorado, and we met up with an old high school friend of hers who was also living out there. He was cooking us dinner then pulled out his hitter and was like, "mind if I smoke?" I said, "as long as you share." My mom just kinda looked at me for a second, surprised because that was the first time she found out I smoked, then looked at the guy and was like "Me too." So we all toked up and enjoyed a very delicious meal.
It's pretty nice having such chill parents. But then again, I didn't start smoking until I was 18 or 19, and was pretty much moved out on my own. I was mostly done growing up and they both smoked at my age. My brother, on the other hand, doesn't get it so easy since after he started smoking, he also started doing coke and some other shit, dropped out of high school, and still lives at home. They get on his case a lot. Neither of them have smoked with him because they don't want to encourage him. They want him to get his shit together and improve his life.
So remember, your parents aren't stopping you from smoking because they want to be assholes and ruin your life. They're doing it because they want to make sure you get the best possible life ever and think smoking is going to prevent that from happening. They're not assholes, they just love you.