If you think that parenting a toddler – basically a tiny, drunk adult hell-bent on killing themselves even if they have to burn the house down to do it – is hard, that’s probably because it is. That said, the teen years bring their special challenges and it can be as rough a road as the twos and threes….albeit with less crayon on your walls.
If you’re in the thick of it with a teenager or two, these 10 parents totally get you.
#10. It’s like Christmas morning, except they’re filthy.
Whenever my teen cleans his room, I get a brand new set of dishes.
— MomofTeen (@MomofTeen) March 15, 2016
#9. Just give them some time!
Don't give up hope, parents of uncommunicative teens. Today my newly-chatty son said "nah" only three hours after I asked him a question.
— Housewife of Hell (@HousewifeOfHell) October 16, 2016
#8. They must have forgotten about it, otherwise, it would have been inhaled with the rest of the pantry contents.
Here’s a little song I wrote about cleaning my teenager’s room it’s called “There’s a Sandwich in the Bed” and a one and a two
— Rodney Lacroix (@moooooog35) March 20, 2019
#7. True story.
Teen [on hold]: It says to put in my card number followed by the pound sign.
Teen: What’s a pound sign?
Me: Ugh. It’s the hashtag symbol.
Teen: THEN WHY DON’T THEY JUST SAY THAT.
Me: This is why no one my age likes anyone your age.
— Rodney Lacroix (@moooooog35) January 31, 2019
#6. You can ruin any teenager’s day, not only your own. Go for the gold!
Sitting at a baseball game is fun but sitting behind 3 teenage girls & ruining their Snapchat stories is way more enjoyable.
— Sarcastic Mommy (@sarcasticmommy4) April 28, 2018
#5. Embarrassing your kid is the only perk you get for years.
Spend quality time with your kids. Force them hold your hand and skip with you. Do this with your teens. Do it at the mall.
— Abe Yospe (@Cheeseboy22) June 5, 2018
#4. There’s a science to it, maybe?
According to my teenage sons the appropriate number of squirts of Axe Body Spray is somewhere between 38 and 579.
— Lady Lawya (@Parkerlawyer) March 27, 2017
#3. Everyone join the fun!
Waking teens up for school is a lot of fun because who doesn’t love hearing yelling & slamming doors at 6:30am?
— Sarcastic Mommy (@sarcasticmommy4) October 18, 2018
#2. There’s just no way to prepare you.
[Me before teens]
*super irritated that people always say, “Oh you think it’s bad now just wait til they’re teens…”*
[Me after teens]
GOD HELP US THEY WERE RIGHT
— TheBabyLady (@thebabylady7) December 11, 2017
#1. You’ll never be without your daily dose of WTF.
Found a chewed apple core in our shower #teens
— Andy Richter (@AndyRichter) October 5, 2017
Mine are still little, but if they could stay in that six or seven range forever, that would be great.