Tuesday, August 19, 2008

I'm not enjoying the teen years

This will be the first in many mini-installments. I'm blatantly seeking pity and support.

On the way home from dropping TeenTwin #2 downtown, I called TeenTwin #1 on her cell:

ME: "Hi hon, how about you and I go out for a driving lesson?" (Please know she's been begging for this.)

TeenTwin #1: "No, I'm really tired and besides I just don't like you."

16 comments:

Border Explorer said...

At which point I would drive my car off a cliff. Bless you, MNMom, I don't know how you do it, but you're doing it with class.

laurie said...

whoa. i can't imagine saying that to my parents. let's see, what would they do...

yell
ground
no supper

and that's just a start.

tshsmom said...

I've discovered that boy teens are much easier to deal with than girl teens...at least for mothers.

You have my sympathy. TWO girl teens at once would drive me over the edge of my limited sanity!
Take heart. When they leave home, girl teens discover how smart Mom really was. My daughter and I have been best friends ever since she got out into the "real" world.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Tell her ungrateful ass to sleep out on the lawn until she does like the person who gave birth to her.

Mnmom said...

Lest you all think I'm a complete wimp, I did say the following upon returning home . . "Who do you think you are that you can talk to ANYONE, least of all ME like that?" She immediately apologized.

Missy said...

I am with our Monkey friend on this one. I am glad she apologized.

Missy said...

She better damn well apologize or we'll all be kickin' her ass!

And I mean that in the nicest possible way.

Bill Stankus said...

Don't be too upset, pace yourself, it only get worse.

Shan said...

You have all my sympathies, pity, and support. I am also struck, deep in my heart, with fear. I have seen my future.

kirby said...

Yes, she didn't quite think that one through, did she? She'll get hers when you make her pay for her own car insurance.

michaelg said...

Just start using the word 'vagina' in front of their friends and they'll have met their match. At least I know this will work on twin #2.

kirelimel said...

Dress funny when you drive carpool...I have told my girls a thousand times, "I am not above humiliating myself to make a point- so fear me."

Cheesecake Maven said...

Send her down for some Camp Aunt Shirley or Camp Aunt Sarah!

If we'd have said that to mom, we'd have been taking the bus, our bikes, or our little smart-ass teenager legs everywhere we needed to go.

Hang in there!!!!

kim said...

Oh my God, the answer to that one is take her cell phone away.

...tom... said...

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We also have older twins, actually they turn 20 this December; the 'terrible teens' years are almost through.

Perhaps she meant: 'like you as a driving instructor'..?? Just trying to find the poor girl a little slack in the rope. I think the jury has her doing hard time on bread and water. And no cell phone..?!? Now that would be cruel and unusual punishment...


Love your blog.


..tom...
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Christopher Tassava said...

That is brutal. I'm glad she apologized later! I enjoyed this bit of parenting wisdom in the comments: "I am not above humiliating myself to make a point- so fear me." I'm going to memorize this against the day when I'll need it.