Teenagers are a funny breed, I am sure i was never as stroppy, demanding or confident,or is it that i just don't recall the facts as they were.
We are blessed with two of them at the moment, and some times the word 'BLESSED' is used in the loosest term. Whilst we have not had teens that have got into any trouble with the LAW ,they still provide me with daily dilemma's. One of our teens, came back the worse for alcohol, and much to my horror i think that it has put him off.Or has it am i just being naive?
I have caught them out telling fibs, and i don't think that they have done anything too serious. Do i kid myself that i am getting this right, we are an open family but, there are boundaries and although the eldest is nearly 18 ,he knows that they have to be adhered too. After all we have the younger ones to think about.
They speak a different language to me , it's almost like a germ has infected their brain and now they can only mumble and shrug their shoulders,this germ is not one that needs medical attention,though i regularly ask my son if he is ill ,and that's the reason he needs to stay in bed. It clearly is just that he needs to sleep, yet reminding them at 10pm that they 'love' their bed ,doesn't cut it.
I have a theory on Teens and parenting, why is it that when they are small all parents want the very best,in respect of playgroups,schools,then somewhere after primary about year 9 of school, some parents lose sight of that bundle and other things become more important,and they invariably give up .Hence the group of kids around the shops,d they stop caring or just get tired.
Since writing this i have ,somehow become very fond of my teens and i have had time to realize that ours are not that bad,they don't swear in the house,(not that daft to think they don't out of the house) they don't fight (often) just a few spats that is easily sorted,and they help out their sisters.They both go to Air Cadets and they both have 2 jobs each. Thank you teens, though you baffle me with your music choice and secret sense of humour, we are Blessed and we are proud of you both.