In this week’s episode “Yes or No,” the show closes with Sarah coming home after staying out all night to a dramatic mother who has sat up worrying. Needless to say, upon her arrival she was grounded, her mother hysterical, and both taking comfort in a heart felt embrace.
For the majority of you following our web series, I would suspect, you too have experienced the out all night- complete with angry/crying moms, likely grounding, and for the lucky few of you- a heart felt embrace. But, as I watch this weeks episode reminiscing the freedom that comes with being a teenager, I am forced to laugh.
I have become old. I am no longer willing to stay out all night just for fun, I don’t want to sneak in at 4 or 5 a.m. It is merely too much work. The youth and energy of the teenage sphere astounds me and makes me feel sad that I no longer possess such motivation or passion for seeing sunrises before bed.
And while I can remember being grounded, it was how I spent most of my sophmore and junior year in highschool, I can also remember thinking that my night out was easily worth a few extra chores and perhaps even a weekend in. Because in spite of any punishment, I had tasted and appreciated freedom. Now, years older, I have that ability to spend a night out without reprocussion, (beyond being exhausted and in a bad mood), and I have no desire to do so.
The irony of life is life.