Argh teenage boys

(43 Posts)
clickers123 Mon 18-Aug-14 04:41:52

I asked my two teenage boys to walk the dogs last night. I got the usual gobby replies. Unfortunately they picked a bad day to do this as I have major peri menopausal pms related hormones.

I had a major meltdown and shouted a variety of swear words at them along with a few comments about their general lazyarsed behaviour. My eldest son aged 16 is now guilting me out about swearing. I feel kind awful about it but I'm tempted to remind him of his own potty mouth whilst on Facebook etc.

Arggghhh... Serious guilt.

Muddledandunsure Mon 18-Aug-14 08:57:52

I wouldn't feel too guilty, teenage boys are enough to make a nun swear.

howdoimakehimnoticeme Mon 18-Aug-14 09:00:24

I just had a "fuckofffuckofffuckoff" at my teenager going in my head 5 minutes ago.

Only the fact that we have an event today stopped it from coming out my mouth.

Teenagers are enough to make anyone swear.

Abra1d Mon 18-Aug-14 09:03:49

I have occasionally let rip at my teenagers. I don't think it does any harm to sometimes let them see that you are a human being who needs the same consideration as every other human being. I don't swear a lot at the rest of the time.

And I am just about to tell my 15-year-old DD and her French exchange friend that they need to walk the dog this morning. grin There will be sighing. There will be eye-rolling, claims of exhaustion, claims that DD is 'busy'. Sometimes it just seems easier to do it myself (and I don't actually mind, I like the dog-walk) but I think teenagers do need to be reminded about the work that goes into looking after dogs.

MrsDavidBowie Mon 18-Aug-14 09:05:44

I called mine a greedy fucker the other day.
Who knows what I will call him today.. We are going clothes shopping.

OwlCapone Mon 18-Aug-14 09:06:17

On the plus side, my teenage boys are rarely up before lunch time during the holidays. That reduces the time available for eye rolling, huffing and whinging.

Bananasandchocolatecustard Mon 18-Aug-14 09:08:24

My 15 year old son acts as if he is being tortured when removed from the computer!

SugarPlumTree Mon 18-Aug-14 09:11:52

Well if it's any consolation I have a 15 year old DD, also have peri menopausal PMS and I'm currently unlikely to get through the day without swearing. She's pissed off her Brother got the bedroom where we're staying on holiday so is dramatically tired and has been clutching a sick bucket. Which woukd be fine except for we have tickets for the Eifel tower today and it's taken me nearly 45 years to get this close.

If your DS says anything else OP, I think I'd just snap 'I'm human, ge over it' and engage no further.

DownByTheRiverside Mon 18-Aug-14 09:16:21

I don't swear.
But I have snarled 'It's not always about you, you egotistical, selfish thoughtless brat' and phrases of a similar nature to both of mine at one time or another.
No guilt at all, they deserved it.
Your DS lacks the ability to see just how far you were pushed to lose control like that. Point out in 2 years you can change the locks and live a life of peace and tranquility whilst he starves on the streets. Buy him 'The little Matchgirl' for Christmas.

hamptoncourt Mon 18-Aug-14 09:29:19

Oh OP I feel your pain.

Why on earth we feel guilty when we finally snap I do not know. DS still bangs on about "The Time You Called Me A Little Shit" even though it was about 5 bloody years ago!!!

I can see him in therapy in years to come grin

clickers123 Mon 18-Aug-14 09:32:06

Thank you for your understanding replies. My youngest and most stroppy son has just got home from school to find his bedding and mattress in the garden drying. My lovely cat obviously felt like revenging for me and peed on his bed this morning ... Now he can't slob on his bed on his computer. I'm trying not to smile as I hear him say 'shitting cat'

LuisSuarezTeeth Mon 18-Aug-14 09:35:55

DS thinks it's fine to swear at me, but if I do it he goes into orbit.

When I recently called him a spawney-eyed parrot-faced wazzock he was rather nonplussed. grin

Idontseeanyicegiants Mon 18-Aug-14 09:45:30

I'm sure I'll be joining the ranks if sweary Mums to teens today again as we're going blazer shopping and it takes ages to drag DS out of his pit at the best of times.
Joy of joys...

SugarPlumTree Mon 18-Aug-14 09:54:50

I love your cat, perfect revenge grin

hippoesque Mon 18-Aug-14 10:16:11

I think 'shitting cat' might be my favourite saying of all time!

Bogeyface Mon 18-Aug-14 10:23:33

I remember one particularly bad day earlier in the year. The teens were being vile to each other (well DD2 is 12 but her behaviour is teeny!) and the younger ones were attempting to kill each other. Anything that happened was someone elses fault, I was getting "MUUUUMMM he/she/they are doing X", no one would listen to me and I just snapped and yelled

"FOR FUCKS SAKE!!!!! I HAVE HAD ENOUGH. SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP NOW BEFORE I GO COMPLETELY FUCKING INSANE!!!!"

Cue 5 kids all looking at me as if I was a unexploded bomb, which to be fair I think I was at the time, and they all quietly sat down and didnt say a word. I steamed off into the kitchen and half an hour or so later DD1 offered to make lunch, DD2 made me a cup of coffee unasked (NEVER happens!) and the others said they were off to tidy their room.

I may do it again. grin

Babyroobs Mon 18-Aug-14 11:42:15

I have 3 teenage boys and a younger dd and in times of extreme stress when they have all been pushing me to my limit with arguing/ cheekiness etc , I have always sworn ( not very often). I'm ashamed tosay on the odd occassion I even swore in front of them when they were much younger then I feel terribly guilty and like the worst mum in the world. However none of my kids swear ( well at least not in my prescence), perhaps I'm just lucky in that respect.

DownByTheRiverside Mon 18-Aug-14 11:52:34

I wasn't being smug about the not swearing, I'm a teacher and I have to avoid any slips however enraged and frustrated I get. So long, long ago, I had my swearing circuit removed. smile

Thebodyloveschocolateandwine Mon 18-Aug-14 13:14:42

Is it actually possible to not occasionlly shout for fucks sake just fucking do it now to ones 15 year old child.

I have found it a major comfort during the long long teen years as does wine!

Op yanbu.

Love Bogeyface post.

DownByTheRiverside Mon 18-Aug-14 13:37:36

I'm amazed so many make it to adulthood TBH. grin
It's the toddler behaviour combined with a size that makes it impossible to put them under your arm and stuff them in their rooms for a nap.

NinjaLeprechaun Mon 18-Aug-14 13:43:01

DS still bangs on about "The Time You Called Me A Little Shit" even though it was about 5 bloody years ago!!!
The correct response to this, of course, is, "The fact that I've only said it to you once speaks volumes about my self control --you little shit.--" wink

Honestly, I call my daughter 'Heartless Bitch' as a pet name. grin
Then again, I swear like a sailor and my Daughter has always known this about me.

Thebodyloveschocolateandwine Mon 18-Aug-14 13:43:44

My 15 year old dd was being pretty vile and flounced out if the door. I was busily waving two fingers at the closed food with my tongue out when she popped back in and saw me.

We both started to laugh.

Happy days.

Abra1d Mon 18-Aug-14 21:30:16

I was busily waving two fingers at the closed food with my tongue out when she popped back in and saw me.

Ha ha ha ha!

That's given me the laugh I needed after a four-hour round trip to the airport with my 15-year-old, whom I have offended by insisting on a toastie as a snack at 6pm, rather than yet another sugary treat, on the grounds that she has already had waffles and some sweets today (as well as healthy mealtime food, obviously) and that's enough sweet stuff. And by insisting that a bottle of water was consumed in place of a sugary drink I got the silent treatment for half an hour.

indigo18 Mon 18-Aug-14 22:36:19

'I got the usual gobby replies'.... that's where you went wrong - allowing any sort of gobby reply to become the norm.

LuisSuarezTeeth Mon 18-Aug-14 22:43:31

Indigo I don't think it's quite that simple.

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