Listen, one of the best parts of parenting teenagers is getting to embarrass and make fun of your kids the way they have been doing to you for like, over a decade at that point, right?
If you don’t give you teenager as good as you get, you’re really missing out. In my humble opinion.
And these 10 parents are totally here to convince you to start, like right now. Today.
10. You dig in because you have to.
And you want to be able to see when they’re adults in a few short decades.
Raising teenagers is like trying to fish a contact lens out of your eye when you're drunk.
— 🎭ᑌᖇᔕᑌᒪᗩ🎭 (@3sunzzz) February 22, 2019
9. I would like to see the video.
I will kiss and hug my kids forever if I have to tackle them so be it.
At the airport.
Just kissed 13yo son on his forehead.
He reacted like Dracula getting impaled by a wooden stake.
— Steve Olivas (@steveolivas) May 5, 2017
8. The Dos are a very short list.
They like it this way.
Do’s and Don’ts when raising a teenager:
*Act excited when you see them
*Ask them how their day was
*Make any jokes… they will never be funny
*Expect any form of affection
*Sing out loud when driving
*Expect them to tell you that they love you
*Love them anyway
— Positively R@ndi (@ICantEven001) February 7, 2019
7. A trail of messes in their wake.
Our houses will not be clean again until they move out.
Baby giraffes can walk right after birth.
My kids are teens and still can't pour a drink without spilling it.
— Rodney Lacroix (@RodLacroix) May 3, 2019
6. They love you because you feed them.
It is grudgingly, though.
Having a teenager is like having a cat that only comes out to eat and hisses when you try and pet it.
— Tina 💋 (@whiskeyluvingal) September 12, 2019
5. This tweet will never get less funny.
I truly hope she relates the tale like this at least three times a day.
The look of boredom on my teenager’s face when I ask him to do anything for me. Yeah I was bored when I was in labour for days too but it got much more exciting when they cut me open because you were asleep and decided to disengage. HAPPY DAYS.
— Caroline Hirons (@CarolineHirons) March 3, 2019
4. I thought she was going to say she needed them for a throwback day or something.
But back in style makes sense, too.
My 15 year old just now: mama, do you still have those ugly 90s looking sneakers I always make fun of.
Me, beaming: No! I got rid of them and got some trendy ones.
Her, crying: No! Mom why?! I need them! They’re in style now! *runs off upset*
— hend amry (@LibyaLiberty) August 2, 2019
3. They’re basically like cats.
Only they enjoy shorter bursts of petting.
Raising a teenager:
3:30 pm: Mom, when will you take a break from work to love me? You’ve been working all day.
3:31 pm: When are you going back to work? I have YouTube videos to watch.
— Natasha (@NatashaVianna) May 19, 2019
2. He’s being ironic not on purpose.
Bless his little heart.
Son turned 13 yesterday.
This morning my husband asked how it felt to be a teenager.
Without missing a beat he said, "Shut up, Dad." 😂
— Black Lives Matter Jennifer Mendelsohn (@CleverTitleTK) September 3, 2017
1. So it’s like being married then?
I couldn’t resist, y’all.
Raising teenagers is having to ask them a thousand times to complete a simple task thereby taking years off your life in the process.
— YEGlifer (@YEGlifer) October 9, 2019
These parents are total goals!
Do you and your teen make each other laugh? Give as good as you get? I want to hear about your relationships, too!