Raising kids is really hard, and I’ve gotta say, I’m looking forward to the day they start to understand sarcasm. Which I know doesn’t mean they’re going to appreciate how hilarious I am, but you know. It’s a start.
Parenting teens is a whole new ball game all over again (I kind of feel like this is probably true of every age and stage), but at least you can make fun of them and embarrass them and no one thinks your a bad parent.
Something these 13 parents are taking advantage of to the hilt, and I am totally here for it.
13. One of the many reasons it’s nice to have a dog.
But maybe not a puppy because finally you won’t be cleaning up someone’s pee.
“When your children are teenagers, it's important to have a dog so that someone in the house is happy to see you.”
― Nora Ephron
— Steven Isserlis (@StevenIsserlis) October 13, 2017
12. I assume this is literally any wine.
Unless it does not contain alcohol, of course.
Can anyone recommend a good wine that pairs well with a teenager's shitty attitude?
— Rodney Lacroix (@RodLacroix) July 27, 2019
11. It’s a silent struggle.
Except for the slamming doors, ofc.
Be kind to the people you meet… you never know who’s raising a teenager
— brokenamber (@amberlr4) March 22, 2019
10. See also: you look really nice today!
Seriously just tell me what you did or what you want.
"Mom, have you lost weight?" is teenager for "I broke something really expensive that you don't know about yet."
— Divergent Mama (@Divergentmama) May 4, 2020
9. Yeah, you might want to check that out.
How is it that my teenager feels free to scroll through my phone, check out my entire camera roll and read every last one of my text messages, but has a literal stroke if I make eye contact with her lock screen?
— Christi Lukasiak (@ChristiLukasiak) January 8, 2019
8. The next thing you know they’ll be expecting turndown service.
Or putting out a “Do Not Disturb” sign.
My teenager thinks we live in a hotel now! pic.twitter.com/tsK48qt3VU
— Gerry Dee (@gerrydee) April 1, 2020
7. Yes, only with REAL curse words.
Be afraid of your Gen X parents, kids.
Me: Will you empty the dishwasher please?
My teenager: I’m good
My teenager: That actually means No….that’s how my generation talks
Me: Lets try this again, Empty the fecking dishwasher or you’ll get my foot up your arse , That’s how MY generation talks #IrishMom
— Fiona O’Brien (@RealFionaO) August 27, 2018
6. Or that might once have been a sandwich.
Also, I’ve found all of the spoons.
Something that might be a sandwich
– things I find on my teen's floor
— Rodney Lacroix (@RodLacroix) March 15, 2018
5. It’s all in the eye of the beholder.
So you’re probably just as awesome as you always were.
Having a 15 year old son has really turned me into a boring asshole, apparently
— Andy Richter (@AndyRichter) April 10, 2016
4. It’s all in the perspective.
And there are worse things to be than a dog, tbh.
Raising teenagers makes you age in dog years!
I think I look pretty good for being 343!!! #truelife #parentingteens
— Positively R@ndi (@ICantEven001) January 23, 2020
3. This is really spectacular.
10/10 hope I can do as well one day.
My 16 year old is named Dexter and he was texting a bunch while ignoring me so i called him “Texter” and let me tell you about the world’s largest, most angsty sigh
— Mary Numair (like new-mare) (@MaryNumair) January 29, 2020
2. It’s got a nice ring to it.
Because it’s real, I think.
Stay tuned for my next book all about raising a teenager that will be entitled, "I don't know what time it starts or where I'm going or who's going to be there and I'm annoyed you're so concerned over minor details".
— Melanie Shankle (@BigMama) June 7, 2018
1. Honestly, right now it could be either.
More likely both.
My teenager just unloaded the dishwasher without being asked. She’s either done something wrong or it’s the goddamned apocalypse.
— Michelle ❤️ (@MissColdHeart9) January 29, 2019
I’m going to need more posts like this immediately!
Do you and your teen have this kind of relationship? I hope I do with mine in a few years!