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"These must be some other kind of patriotic work she can do."
Tags:patriot, patriots, patriotic, kiss, kisses, kissing, flirt, flirts, sailor, sailors, world war ii, world war 2, second world war, patriotic work, courtship, courtships, courting, parent, parents, chaperone, chaperones, armed forces, us army, parental disapproval, disapproving parent, disapproving parents, promiscuous, promiscuity, love life
"But, sweetheart, why do you have to marry a doctor? Why can't you marry a fireman?"
Tags:firemen, fireman, doctor, doctors, married life, married couple, engagement, engagements, proposal, proposals, love life, love-life, suitor, suitors, parental disapproval, parent, parents, disapproval, disapproving, stereotype, stereotypes, romance, disapprove, mother, mothers, daughter, daughters, marital prospects, marriage prospects
"You're wrong. It's not your ethnicity that bothers my father Jon, it's your gender!"
"Oh, you silly girl, you! Don't tell me you brought home another husband."
Tags:polyandry, polygamy, multiple husbands, husband, husbands, wife, wives, relationship, relationships, couple, couples, spouses, spouse, marriage, married, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, family, families, polygamist, polygamists, parental disapproval, disapproving parent, disapproving parents
"Oh my God! He's unicellular!"
Tags:boyfriend, girlfriend, meet the parents, parent reaction, unicellular, single celled, multicellular, cell, cells, chemist, chemists, chemistry, sciences, single-celled organism, single-celled organisms, single celled organism, single celled organisms, boyfriends, girlfriends, parental disapproval, young love
"I've been against it from the start, but who am I? Only her mother."
Tags:owl, owls, owl and the pussycat, poem, poems, poetry, poet, poets, cat, cats, pussycat, pussycats, romance, romances, romantic, unlikely romance, unlikely romances, love, young romance, young love, lover, lovers, edward lear, mom, moms, mum, mums, mothers, mother, motherhood, parents, parent, parenting, guilt, guilty, motherly advice, overbearing mother, parental disapproval, rebellion, rebel, rebellious, parental advice, innocence, innocent love
The tulip knew it was in trouble when called by its scientific name.
'Are you familiar with the term "adverse selection"?'
"Rapunzel, you've let me down, you've let your mother down, and now you've let your hair down."
Tags:rapunzel, fairy tale, fairy tales, fairy story, fairy stories, fairytale, fairytales, princesses, princes, disappointment, disappointments, parent, parents, parental disapproval, naughtiness, teenage rebellion, teenage rebellions, rebellious, teen, teens, teenagers, tower, hair, mother, father, prince, princess, witch
'No hunting, no gathering, just doodling all day. There's no future in that!'
'Last night my parents said they didn't mind a bit and it was perfectly OK with them if I smoked... so I quit.'
'Dancer! What the hell are you doing...?'
'Glastonbury? You've been up to no good in some young man's bedsit, haven't you! Mud sticks, y'know.'
'So this is your new boyfriend, dear? Well, there are worse than him. Uhm...wait a minute...uhm...no, there are not.'
'This new boyfriend of yours is from the wrong side of the pay gap.'
'After hours of rehearsing together, little Judy Barlow is going to play 'Three Blind Mice' while her father screams, 'Keep that racket down, will ya?''
'You'll have to come up with something new...Nobody notices you anymore.'
'We've been able to trace that annoying tsk tsk sound to your mother's cell phone.'
'Why does our daughter always go out with the black sheep of the family?'
"You want to be a comedian? You can't be serious!"
"I'm not a big fan of our daughter's new love interest! He's too sophisticated to be much of a wild-boar, isn't he?!"
Tags:animal, wild, boar, father, daughter, love, interest, sophisticated, relationship, date, sophisticating, sophistication, wild boar, wild boars, wild-boar, wild-boars, boar, boars, girlfriend, girlfriends, boyfriend, boyfriends, date, dates, meet the parent, meeting the parents, love interest, love interests, parental disapproval, disapproving parent, disapproving parents
"Dear, it's early Saturday morning. Shouldn't you be isolated in the basement on the internet doing something we disapprove of?"
"I can't let you in Dave, you make mum's stomach turn."
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