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I always thought my parents were quite strict, but I can't think of anything they actually banned me from doing, whereas a good friend was under no circumstances allowed to watch ITV because of the adverts.

This week's Time Out mentions some poor sod who was banned from sitting in the aisle seats at cinemas because, according to their mother, "drug dealers patrol the aisles, injecting people in the arm."

What were you banned from doing as a kid by loopy parents?

(, Thu 8 Mar 2007, 12:37)
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TO be Fair
my parents were/are pretty laid back, obviously they had their rules (eat all your greens, dont watch TV in the dark, go brush your teeth etc....) but overall I was never really banned from anything....until...

its the early/mid 90's and baby-bamaged has just heard about this great new television show, its apparently that good, and the girl in it is that hot, that if I didnt want the next episode I would be a social lepper. The program?- x-files.

Now, ok, I can understand why, at first glance, parents would ban a child from watching this (well, a 9/10 yearold at that...). It wasnt until my parents asked a family friend what exactly x-files was, and watched an episode, just to make sure it was ok, and I was allowed to watch it. Oh the joy of being popular again. All this, despite, at the tender age of 10 being fairly in to the paranorma- more so then your average 10 year old, and often with the rents paying ofr paranormal material (do any of you remember the x-file guides that came out, with absoloutly no affiliation with the show????)

The same thing also happened with The Excorcist ( i didnt actually watch this, until i was 17) because my dad had seen it in a late night viewing at the cinema, and he shat himself. So it wasnt until it was show on Channel 4 that I was able to watch it. I laughed, at thought it was pretty lame, but at the time, when my dad was a kid, I could understand how it would have shit him up.

There was a couple of other things as well, I couldnt watch The Simpsons when it first came on (thanks dad) but that soon changed, after channel 2 decided to show it at 6pm, so obviously, then it had to be ok!

And if we refused to eat out food, we wouldnt be able to leave the table until it was finished, no matter how cold it got. There were times when a resoluted baby-bamaged used to sit there for hours, and hours, numb legs and everything until they gave in, bwhahaha.

My parents always ran the 'no drugs' rule, which i'm not interested in anyway. As for drinking, When I was younger it never really interested me, I hit 18, and now I think I keep the AA in business (not the motor company!)

I was always able to watch ITV *gasps, shock horror...* gladiators was encouraged, as well as watching wrestling (I sometimes still watch it now, you all know shawn michaels will win at All Grown Up), I think I must have been one of the few kids to watch the "lesbian" kiss on Brookside (the first ever 'before-the'water-shed' lesbian kiss to be screened in the UK!)

Length- do the word count yourself.
(, Tue 13 Mar 2007, 12:21, closed)

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