My parents love to put me on a pedestal and brag about my academics to their friends. They're the kind of parents that would put a "WE ARE THE PROUD PARENTS OF AN HONOR STUDENT AT ♣♣♣♣STAIN ACADEMY". It's suffocating, because I can never go anywhere with my parents anymore without them going "OH BRAD GOES TO THIS SUPER SPECIAL BOARDING SCHOOL IN CONNECTICUT WHERE ONLY SMART PEOPLE GO" when in actuality, that is not the case at all.
My father and I differentiate greatly in our characteristics and ways of looking at things. He's never embarrassed me in the sense that he would say something towards my friends which would make me look funny, or something similar to that; but the closest thing to that is that he's kind of a redneck. I, however, am in no way a redneck. He doesn't dress badly. In fact, some people think he looks cool with a huge mustache that he has and a panama hat and Hawaiian shirt. Okay, that doesn't seem redneck, but trust me: he has redneck characteristics, and has played a large factor in making me have a thing against anything southern. He has an outdated way of looking at things, and considering how I am, we clash greatly, and I really want to get out of my home as soon as I can. But the fact that he has a very fallible way of looking at things, and just how he is, made me keep him away from the students who knew me in high school. Some of them would be surprised to know that a guy like him would be my father. I guess you could say that I felt embarrassed about him? I dunno. I feel kind of mean saying this.
Whenever I'm out in public with both of my parents, my dad likes to dance around and poke me and be annoying. My mom encourages it and I'm always like "DAD. STOP. STOP IT. DAD. OH MY GOD."
If I'm just alone with either of them, they're fine and usually stay quiet. It's like they plan to embarrass me every time we're all together or something! They've asked me if they're embarrassing me before and I said yes, and all they did was laugh ;__;
I love my parents though haha, don't know where I'd be without 'em.