Recently, I had an incident where another parent tried to peer pressure me into a situation I was uncomfortable with. I didn’t fall for peer pressure in high school and I’m certainly not going to fall for it now! It was tough for me to walk away from that without making it a bigger deal than it was.
I wanted to tell her she was wrong. I wanted to tell her how she made me feel. I wanted to make her feel badly for putting me in that position. Basically I wanted to prove that I was right.
I was going to give her that power over me. The power to make me behave badly because she was behaving badly.
In the end, I didn’t. I’m sure my tone and my facial expressions did enough to convince her that I wasn’t on board, but I bit my tongue. I told her we had already made our decision and were happy with it and left it at that.
I’m annoyed enough to have to deal with acne as an adult, I have to deal with peer pressure too? Sheesh!
Have you ever been peer pressured as an adult? Did you feel the same stress that you felt as a kid or did you feel offended like I did?
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