Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Thursday Thirteen

Mood swings, conflict and tears. Thirteen things I just don't understand about my teenagers.

1. Why I have to ask them 100 times to pick up after themselves and they still don't do it. And I nag????? No, say it isn't so!

2. How they can hangout in their messy bedrooms when you can't even see the floor. Would drive me insane.

3. Why they can walk around all over the place with their friends but when they are 1/4 miles down the road they call for a ride home cause it's too far to walk. Can you say lazy?

4. Why I have to remind them constantly to close the bathroom window when it's 30 degrees out after they open it cause they're hot.

5. Why my daughter always forgets something when going to a friends house and calls asking me to drop it off to her. Happens every single time she goes somewhere and I now refuse to go back out again.

6. When they don't understand why I won't wake a baby up to bring them somewhere. Bugs the heck out of me and they still ask!

7. Why they leave 5 chips in the bottom of the bag and deny eating the whole bag when accused of doing so. Does this happen in your house too?

8. Why they can't bear to shut down the computer to save some life on our hard drive. Heaven forbid they not have an away message on AIM.

9. Why they take 3 sips off a can of soda, set it down and then get a new one cause they can't remember where they set it.

10.Why my daughter prints off so many pictures that we run out of ink. Never fails, when I try and print a coupon is when I discover it.

11. Why when a school project is due do they wait until 7:00 that evening to tell me they need to run to the crafts store to buy supplies. Grrr!

12. Why they think just because I drive a mini van I want to pick up their 10 friends cause they don't have a ride.

13. How they can be sweet and loving one minute and sassy and rude the next.
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~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Don't get me started ~ my list would be 1300! Good luck with that list!

Nicholas said...

I used to be a teenager, several centuries ago, but as far as I remember I was perfect!

Hazel Nut said...

My pet peeve, well one of many, is my daughter's long hair. It is on the shower walls, on the floor embedded into the carpet, clogging the drains, on MY towel, it's everywhere. It's worse than cat hair. And then there's eating a few chips and not closing the bag so it all goes stale. I could go on and on....

Open Grove Claudia said...

I think everyone wonders about teenagers. We all just hide out and hope they grow out of it. good luck!

Happy TT!

The Happy Housewife said...

I only have one teenager and she is still pretty mellow. Hopefully she will stay that way!
Happy TT~

pjazzypar said...

None of this stuff happens in my home, but I can relate because in the past it has. I am sure I drove my mother crazy as well. Happy TT.

SJ Reidhead said...

You don't understand because as a parent of teens you are a brain-dead drooling idiot! Your lot in life will be completely reversed when they become parents. Then you are all wisdom.

As someone who has no children, but enjoys watching her friends with teenagers squirm, well - my advise....go out and embarrass the heck out of them!

The Pink Flamingo

SandyCarlson said...

This is the face of my future! If you get thirteen answers within the next two years, please post them so I'll be prepared!

Bethany said...

LOL, I can relate to a few of those since I was a teenager not long ago and have three siblings in my teens. Great list! Happy TT :)

siteseer said...

You do know that there is a reason why teenagers are so miserable. If they stayed the cute, lovable infants and toddlers and then even little people we'd never want to let them go. As it is, when it's time to let them go we want to kick them out!! Everything happens for a reason lol

B Boys Mom said...

I agree with you all the way! I have 3 teenager's myself! Happy TT

Anonymous said...

I remember doing some of those as a teenager. Can't we just send all kids from about 7th grade through high school to a different planet and let them return when they've graduated? I mean, they are mentally on a different planet anyway!

Kitty said...

So much to look forward

Lucy said...

haha BOY oh BOY can I relate to each and every one! great list! # 2 is making me crazzzy, my youngest (15) is the messiest of all!