Wednesday, July 23, 2008

CURFEW HOUR

MY SON...the teenager...suddenly sat facing me while I was having my dinner half-way and in a serious tone said"Mi, I want to discuss something with u..." (come on..I want to enjoy my dinner in peace, son)

Still paying attention to my food, I mumbled what about.... Then he mentioned something about his friend's birthday party this weekend in MP cafe, about using the car and then the big question came.."What is my curfew hour?"

Aha...that question brought me back to my teenage days and without hesitating, I said "10 o'clock, come back by 10pm.." I peeked at him and he looked at me disbelievingly.... (hehe... now I m giving him what I had during my younger days when I asked my father that... my curfew time was 10pm then....no joke...have to be home otherwise.... imagine the worst scenerio...strict upbringing ma)

Sure enough, my teenager wont accept 10pm as curfew hour....he said how can, how can.....the prime time has just started....he said 11pm.....(negotiations has started)..... then.....after much evaluation and assessment about who and who are going, who is driving, etc etc... we settled for 10.30pm....period.

OK, SON, be home by 10.30pm .... otherwise, otherwise.. (scratch head) ......................what ah? what???

27 comments:

  1. The standard now and the past are very different. 11pm ok la...

    ReplyDelete
  2. hi there, that remind me when i was a teenager. but for me we do party during weekend at friend's house . our party usually end at 1am in the morning . so ur curfew time you imposed is already out dated. we are now in to the 21st century so you hv to extend ur curfew time.

    ReplyDelete
  3. 11pm... party just started woh :-P

    ReplyDelete
  4. hehe... very un-understanding mum hor? anyway, see how...he said ok.. its not a dancing party anyway..not like my time.. yeah, latest 11pm should be ok..but now i keep quiet first..

    ReplyDelete
  5. I never had curfew back then. My parents were quite liberal and I turned out alright. Children need the freedom, especially at their teenage stage.

    ReplyDelete
  6. so how? balik rumah what time??

    ReplyDelete
  7. let them enjoy a lil more..
    they will think you are so understanding bout them..
    it will be something memorable btw you and your child in the future..
    "my papa/mama, very understanding"
    but, the child must be tolerate and understanding that the parents still waiting at home as well...

    ReplyDelete
  8. 10.30pm on a weeknight is considered very lenient oredi wor - by my standards, haha! For me, 10pm is the max, non-negotiable! Talk summo, no need to go! What? No need to go to school the next day, izit?? Ideally, NO party on weekdays/nights! *fierce or not??*

    ReplyDelete
  9. have u tot of the punishment if he comes back late?

    ReplyDelete
  10. i think 11pm or later ok la...since your kid not the chaos type...haha... Just ensure his safety only when coming back late.

    ReplyDelete
  11. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  12. yeah, cos he wants to drive, that is what worrying... he doesnt want me to send..big boy already wo.. 17 is big?

    ReplyDelete
  13. hi! there i just read your comment. Hmm which post you are talking about in my blog? I've tried before making an opp from ss, and is filtered for US bloggers only, unfortunately my post or that opp has been rejected for that reason so basically there's no other way on opp that social sparks will approve specifically for US bloggers/

    ReplyDelete
  14. that is something I have to look forward to with my darling daughter.. the time when she ask what is my curfew.. hopefully she wont have to ask about it.. i just imposed...lol..

    by anyway, your questions about google..and PPP.. the reason I said that is because most of the bloggers that are using PPP has been slapped with their PR.. bec they can tracked if the post is paid...

    ReplyDelete
  15. strict mom! hehe

    but it'll do him good

    ReplyDelete
  16. aiyoyoyoyo! Singelella also 12am laaaa.. *slaps forehead* If he wants extended hours, then u pick him up. Otherwise he drives.. deng deng deng.. tough choice.. Saje.. give more headache.

    ReplyDelete
  17. yeah..if i take him, then curfew hour can be longer..after all, i can check anytime ma, hai mai? cham..if my son sees this post, he cekik me..haha.. anyway, just to share... he is a nice boy actually.. :) i want to learn from others ...

    ReplyDelete
  18. yeah..if i take him, then curfew hour can be longer..after all, i can check anytime ma, hai mai? cham..if my son sees this post, he cekik me..haha.. anyway, just to share... he is a nice boy actually.. :) i want to learn from others ...

    ReplyDelete
  19. a party once a year... 11pm++ ok la.. hehe.. I am her son lo.. This is my 1st time attending a birthday party after 5 years in secondary school life and I have a curfew of 1030pm (T.T)

    My friends were saying me "so heng".. haha.. it's in a restaurant.. what would possibly go wrong? O.o

    Yeap.. indeed it is the 21st century.. haha.. not a time for the parents to do what they had undergone in the past... ^.^

    ReplyDelete
  20. eh...i just remembered you picked me at Lim Garden up before when i was 15 attending a party ... around 11pm and that was in the 80s...
    and now is 2008! Still 11pm?? haha....

    ReplyDelete
  21. haha...dont let him see this.. wei, u said i picked u wor...so its ok.. now he wants to drive wor.. so its different leh... i send him, he doesnt want so the only thing is come home early...

    ReplyDelete
  22. haha, wah....i think i will get whacked after i posted this.hehe...my mum din give me any curfew hours ler when i went out, the only thing she said was "oo...go where?remember to bring the keys." -.-"...i think she lagi happy if i go out from the house...haha...just joking.

    ReplyDelete
  23. yeah, if u were my son, i also no worry... u r steady ma.. haha... and i will also be like yr mum, ask u to go out more..not good to stay in the house so much.. very hard to get gf like that..haha

    ReplyDelete
  24. hahaha.. wakakkaa.. gabriel, go out more ah! hhahaha :P

    My curfew is 10.30pm.. Cos my mom wants to sleep early, so she wants to make sure everyone is in the bouse by the time she wants to sleep. Ahaha! If i exceeds, my phone will keep ringing.. My friends labeled me as the modern days 'cinderella' bcos of the curfew. Swt.. -_-'''

    I think it's reasonable lah cos gal mah.. ahaha.. But let me share one thing, my brother also got the same curfew as mine.. Even earlier than mine~! AHahah..

    ReplyDelete
  25. haha... good girl.. so i m not so un-understanding..tot i m too strict.. but tell u one secret..he came back at 11pm la... nearly get caned by me... :)

    ReplyDelete
  26. once he tried to stretch it and gets away with it (which he did?) he will try stretching further. you will have to show him u mean business.

    wat is important to him? pocket money? or no going out for that weekend? that was important to me then!! for me, not being able to go out cycling for one evening with my friends would devastate me!

    take it from an ex-rebel :P

    ReplyDelete

Thank you, readers!

Lunar New Year 2024 Before And After

TODAY IS THE SIXTH DAY OF LUNAR NEW YEAR.... And this is the day when I am now free to blog a few lines to activate back my blog after a lon...