I'll admit I got a real kick out of Beth Williamson's post about boys on June 30. (Sorry Beth!) I have teenage girls, 13 and 14. Are they harder than boys? I have no idea. My boy is 8 and at the moment gives me nothing but grief. I'm hoping he mellows by the time he hits 13,but if he doesn't at least he'll be the only teenager in the house, lol!
But really with every day that passes, I think calling them teenagers, and implying they're still human, is, well, wrong. I'm convinced mine are possessed. Or they're aliens. Or someone gave me the wrong babies at the hospital. Yeah. That must be it. Because the sweet little girls I used to have...oh, who am I fooling? My girls are smart and sarcastic. (No idea where the sarcasm came from. Really!) They always have been, but sarcasm, not unlike good cheese, ages well.
What do you do with a girl who, while getting lectured by her father on proper behavior (proper behavior from my girls!? wth is he expecting!? lol), stands by a whiteboard with a marker emphasizing points? (Personally, I was under my desk laughing.)
Or a girl who just randomly walks into the room and says, "No one puts baby in the corner"? (I always feel compelled to point out she isn't actually the baby lol!)
Or chats up your friends on Twitter and agrees a certain popular YA series is just bad fanfic? (I just can't even come up with a response for this one.)
Or a girl that writes vamp-elf-made-up-creature-Yaoi? Yeah that one blew me for a loop, but hey, I write werewolves so what can I say? (Other than your Dad doesn't really need to know the details of what you're writing lol.)
And this is the tame stuff, y'all. I don't know whether to cry or laugh hysterically at half of what comes out of their mouths. I'm afraid to let them loose on an unsuspecting public!
I won't even mention the amount of food they eat (which is scary) or the stealing my shoes (which is seriously annoying and um, I might still steal my mom's shoes). It's the sarcasm, delivered either with a whole lot of attitude or a sweet angelic smile that makes you want to run for cover, that scares me. If we all survive relatively unscathed until they start college I will be amazed and convinced I am the best mother ever! (And someone better give me a medal. I should send my husband to read this blog, huh?)
So those of y'all who survived teenage-hood or have raised teenagers, tell me...are they human, alien, or demon? At this point I just can't tell. :)
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