Wow, I could devote an entire blog to the subject. Teenagers are a whole different species. You parents who have had or have teenagers now can relate. I have one word for those of you who have little ones …..wait.
I often find it frustrating at the time, but now it is amusing. Don’t get me wrong, my girls are super. Respectful, polite, loving, thoughtful, but boy do they have their moments. I don’t know about teenage boys, but teenage girls are m-o-o-d-y.
Oh my stars, I have joked with my husband that when I do try to make a point with my girls, and believe me, I hold my tongue a lot! But on the occasion that I have a valid point, (and of course I am right), I feel like I am in an Abbott and Costello routine. I receive one of these two responses.
Response number one: I am either met by the question “What are you talking about”? (This is only after explaining the situation and resolution in great detail) Only to be followed by a perplexed look, as if I have started on the topic of Physics.
Response number two: I am met by a catatonic stare. It looks like they are either in a Trans, or like they have just noticed a third eye on my forehead.
Talk about frustrating. Age really does bring with it a whole different perspective on things. I guess maybe my parents did know what they were talking about back when I was a teenager. Of course when you are young, your parents couldn’t possibly know anything about anything. However, as your children grow, you soon become aware that mom did know a thing or two.
Well, I want to thank you for being such a wonderful sounding board. I know that I am not alone, and that all parents of teenagers can relate.
I would love to hear your stories if you would like to share.