Parents Not Believing You
I used to hate reading books, but now I read them all the time, only online, because I donâ€™t have time to go the library. Whenever my dad starts talking about internet addiction it goes like the following.
â€œYouâ€™re on your computer again, using Facebook and all sorts of other stuff that doesnâ€™t teach you anything.â€
â€œNo, dad. Iâ€™m reading.â€
â€œReading? Pfftâ€¦ What are you reading, then?â€
â€œTo Kill a Mockingbird.â€
â€œYeah, right. You read that in eighth grade.â€
â€œI was just rereading it, because itâ€™s interesting.â€
â€œDonâ€™t lie to me. I know you werenâ€™t reading it. If you actually were, you wouldnâ€™t get Cs on essays.â€
If I suck at essays, that doesnâ€™t mean I donâ€™t read. Wow.
Even your loving parents can sometimes turn you down and just make you lose interest in something important by saying stuff like this.