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Are There Still Certain Things You Won't Do in Front of Your Parents?

Are There Still Certain Things You Won't Do in Front of Your Parents?

Even though I'm a grown adult, there are still certain things I don't feel comfortable doing in front of my parents — kissing, drinking too much, etc. — some things are just meant for your peers. Since I'm not a smoker, I can only assume that I'd feel the same way about smoking cigarettes, but it's pretty clear from these pics that Katherine Heigl doesn't agree! Of course, all family dynamics are different so tell me, are there still things that you don't do in front of your parents? And if so, what are they?

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californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
Drinking, especially since I'm only 19. I don't drink that often but we just got back from a family reunion where everyone was drinking all day long and I drank a little bit during the week that we were there, so I had to be so careful to avoid my dad.
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
Definitely discussing sex in any way with my mom. I barely talk to my father so I feel uncomfortable talking to him about anything. I don't feel uncomfortable using words like hell, damn, and ass but apparently my mother does. My mother forever thinks I'm 5.
rabidmoon rabidmoon 8 years
Cry. I don't mind crying on my own, but its wierd, I hate the idea, loathe it, dread it, of crying in front of them. Which is strange because they have always been pretty sweet and supportive people. A bit flaky, but good eggs in general.
jessie jessie 8 years
with my dad, i hold nothing back. funny, he was the first one to ever offer me a drink, smoke or..this is bad..drugs..lovely family, eh? but never did the drug part seeing what it did to him. my mom, i talk freely with her, sex, swearing, we drink together, we've smoked together back when i was smoking. once i hit a certain age, they began to realize that i grew up and could make choices of my own. they make not agree with them, but it makes me my own person in how i handle myself around them. and i've got them to thank for it.
starbright14 starbright14 8 years
Ugh, I so love her on Grey's and in 27 Dresses - but she has seriously got to quit smoking! So nasty!!
kendallina kendallina 8 years
I won't smoke in front of my parents and I rarely will have a drink around them.
amandajankell amandajankell 8 years
Until last year I didn't drink in front of my parents and then it just got to the point where I said "eff it!" and I am glad I did. I feel like I was sort of holding something back, and now it feels like a more mature, peer relationship. I still don't curse as much around them as I do around my regular friends -- but then again, there is no real need to. Most of the time :)
Isista Isista 8 years
I can be a toned down version of myself around my parents. Like someone said before (sorry I don't feel like scrolling back up lol), they're PARENTS, not friends. Out of respect, I don't cuss or drink or crack dirty jokes. Especially dirty jokes, since I would just make them embarrassed.
italianblonde italianblonde 8 years
I still don't swear in front of my parents. If I'm telling a joke or something, and it's in the joke I'll say it. I know they probably don't mind it, but I don't like doing it anyways. I don't smoke but I wouldn't smoke in front of them. I think I don't do much because I do like to drink around them during dinner or what not, but they always have a problem with it. Guess there are some things that they'll never want me to do no matter how old I am!
uptown_girl uptown_girl 8 years
BTW, when dining with other family members, like aunts & uncles, grandparents, etc THEY sometimes get a beer and my parents have NO problem with it. Every family is different.
uptown_girl uptown_girl 8 years
I've only seen my mom sip champagne ONCE in my life, and only seen my dad drink 1-2 beers a couple times a year. AND, I've NEVER EVER seen them order an alcoholic beverage in a restaurant. They used to drink more in their college & young 20s, but they've gotten more involved in church (my dad's now a deacon, which is like an elder) so they don't drink as much. Needless to say, I'm 24, and have NEVER taken a sip in front of them (to their knowledge). It's not that they would care or say anything, I would just feel incredibly awkward! It really hurts when they take me out for my birthday, and I really want to order a nice glass of wine! I'm sure I could, but again, it would feel weird!
Kristinh1012 Kristinh1012 8 years
There isn't anything that I don't do around my parents. I'm a grown woman. My Mom is my best friend anyway. I was always honest with my Mother and she knew everything I did anyway from about the time I turned 18 on....
kythera kythera 8 years
I forgot, I have never showed pda with a bf in front of my parents. Most of them never met them lol. My dad curses, so I can curse around him, my mom and grandma: never. My inlaws curse so it's all good. Man, I feel so dirty lol. :P
kythera kythera 8 years
My parents don't care that I smoke (dad smokes, mom doesn't), and I don't really care about their opinion on it since I've been over 18 for 10 years. My Grandma on the other hand, never drank or smoked in front of her. My dad drinks the good German beers, and we would go to the pub every once and a while to shoot the breeze. My inlaws rock! My hubby and I go out with them every now and then, and we always drink a beer or two with them at their home when we visit every other week. They smoke too, so smoking in front of them has never been an issue. 8)
laluna laluna 8 years
I don't normally curse much except when i'm around my mum, her fault though. Every other word out of her mouth is a cusre word at times. The only word i wont say in front of any of my family is the c-word! Thats one i'm sure my nan and uncles would still smack my butt for.
RustyAngel73 RustyAngel73 8 years
Oh and I wouldn't do more than a little PDA in front of my parents - stuff like pecks (as opposed to fully kissing) and hugs and hand holding and sitting on their laps is fine by me.
RustyAngel73 RustyAngel73 8 years
I smoke all the time in front of my parents. I'll use every curse word minus the f-bomb or c-word which I'm also quite partial to using normally. I'll drink but nowdays I wouldn't let them see me totally smashed...when I was younger I did.
ayanaphil ayanaphil 8 years
The only thing I won't do is drop the f-bomb in front of the parental units and I'm not talking about my love life. Everything else is fair game.
sjtoliver sjtoliver 8 years
oh, I also want to add that I never have, nor ever will complain about my work, living, or money situations in front of my mom or dad(until maybe after I graduate college and am completely independent). my parents both had rough lives, starting at the bottom from birth and building themselves up so that my sisters and I could have the great lives we have now.
sjtoliver sjtoliver 8 years
my parents don't even know I smoke! they would be so upset, and since I am quitting anyway, I don't see any reason why they'd need to know. I also feel weird about PDA with my boyfriend in front of them, swearing, and eating fatty foods(my mom is quick to criticize!).
LOVErickii LOVErickii 8 years
i like to sensor my spending habits with my mum. as a working student i know she'll disagree with that amount i spend on myself at times. my dad is still very uncomfortable when people ask me about my love life, so i try not to mention that. but when i was about 13 or so i remember clearly my parents sitting me down and saying that if ever i smoke or drank i was to do it infront of them and not hide it. this may have been to deter me but i don't smoke or plan on taking up the habit, and they know i drink, i've done it in front of them before but i don't drink to excess like i would when with friends for a crazy night.
pippins_halfling pippins_halfling 8 years
I even feel uncomfortable holding hands with a guy in front of my parents! Haha... I am only 18 though, so there hasn't been a ton of things I've discovered being uncomfortable in front of my parents.
MrsJigglesworth MrsJigglesworth 8 years
I am myself around my parents, and they appreciate and respect that.
lilwildone1202 lilwildone1202 8 years
i still feel weird having sex in my parents house. it used to be the house i lived in (which believe me, made the long distance, only saw my boyfriend every 2-3 weeks really hard when he came to visit me) but other than that-- ive lived away from them for so long its like 'what are they going to do, punish me' then again... when i had my nipples pierced i wouldnt get changed in front of my mom bc i was so afraid she'd yell lol
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 8 years
Drinking more than 1 drink, swearing, PDA.
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