Do you want to know something weird? Of course you do. I never had a curfew when I was in high school. This is probably because I wasn’t getting up to enough nighttime activities to really warrant one and I only started driving in senior year of high school, but my parents seemed to have enough trust in me to know that I would be back home, safe and sound, at a reasonable hour.
And yet, when I was visiting home during college breaks, my parents were so cagey about how long I was out! Sure, I was out a lot later in those days than in, say, tenth grade…but I was an adult (legally) by then. So it was weird that they were still treating me like I lived under their roof 24/7 when I was, in fact, living on the other side of the country for most of the year.
Anyway, parents can be so firm about curfew and, uh, it blows, right? You definitely deserve a little more power, and by following these 10 steps you’re definitely going to get that curfew extended. Either that or your parents will look at you with the most unimpressed expression they can muster. Good luck!
Start A PetitionIf they won't listen to your demands, maybe they'll listen to the thousands--okay, probably about 20--of people who will gladly sign a petition to extend your curfew.Source: Change.org
Bring Your BF/GF Over To Make Out All The TimeThat way, your parents will get so sick of the sight that they'll insist that you take all that lovey lovey crap elsewhere.Source: Submarine/Film4 Productions
Say That You're Looking Into A Career As A Cab DriverThe only way you can practice properly is by driving around your friends at night, obviously. How dare your parents not consider your future?Source: Seinfeld/NBC
Explain That You're NocturnalYou need to stay out later because of health reasons. And an unbearable urge to drink blood.Source: Shutterstock
Prove That You're ResponsibleStart a food fight and then clean up after yourself when it's all over. This is the ultimate way of proving that you can solve any mess you start.Source: Lizzie McGuire/Disney Channel
Sneak Out And Come Back SafelyYes, destroy your parents' trust! Sure, you'll be breaking some rules but as long as you come back safe and sound, that's the prime way of proving to your parents that you are responsible enough to have an extended curfew.Source: Daria/MTV
RunawayHop in your car and never look back. You can't be tamed, right? Of course, come back home for regular meals because your dad's spaghetti recipe is really effing good.Source: Rugrats/Nickelodeon
Remind Your Parents Of Their Teen YearsMake sure to include how ancient they are.Source: Shutterstock
Turn On The WaterworksYour shrill cries should set the parents straight. Or they'll invest in some ear plugs. One or the other.Source: Keeping Up With The Kardashians/E!
Bribe 'EmMaybe they'll start to change their tune...Source: Shutterstock
Okay, for real tips on how to deal with strict parents, check this out.
What have you done in your attempt to extend your curfew? Have you ever had a curfew in the first place? Tell us in the comments!