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to be sick of teenage dramas?

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SchrodingersFerret Sat 01-Mar-14 20:16:04

She's only twelve, 13 in a couple of months, but good grief the hysteria is wearing. This member of the group is 'going out' with this member for three days, this one won't speak to the other one because she's 'going out' with her 'ex'. Then this evening one of them was 'trying to commit suicide'. I'm, of course, deeply concerned when told this.

Turns out she was just showing off on a particularly high climbing frame. Cue lots of back and forth text messages declaring 'you're my best friend ever and I cried for hours'.

If I was ever like this, mother, you have my unending apologies. I'm so bored of it - I'd never tell her, but golly it's dull. AIBU? Should I be a achingly sympathetic angel-mother?

LaurieFairyCake Sat 01-Mar-14 20:18:17

No you try to hmm-mmm as much as possible.

It's never ending.

Drink wine and stare into the middle distance while pretending to listen - it's literally the only way to get through the next five years.

ParsleyTheLioness Sat 01-Mar-14 20:20:02

Ha. Does it stop at 18 then Laurie? <Hopeful>

CoffeeTea103 Sat 01-Mar-14 20:22:43

They're too young to be engaging in all this nonsense. Growing up too quick for their age.

LaurieFairyCake Sat 01-Mar-14 20:24:25

IMO they start being able to have normal reactions to events about 17/18.

Up til then they come out with endless crap.

Today dd was telling me she was off abroad with her mates this summer, New York , Las Vegas, huge road trip - obviously no chance of this whatsoever at 15 - so I hmm--hmmed a lot and pointed her in the direction of her maths homework.

ParsleyTheLioness Sat 01-Mar-14 20:26:55

So you have another one who turned into a relatively normal person, instead of a teenager at 17 ish Laurie<hijack> ?

SchrodingersFerret Sat 01-Mar-14 20:27:57

endless crap is so on the mark. My eyes glaze over when she starts talking. Which is horrid, I want to be a good listener. But I've reached my drama limit.

CoffeeTea103 I agree, but what can you do? Peer pressure at it's worst.

Newyearchanger Sat 01-Mar-14 20:31:27

Seems old stuff...most if the 12 yr olds here are still pretty sweet and innocent . It's more 14, 15 ime

LaurieFairyCake Sat 01-Mar-14 20:33:34

Yep, loads - foster and respite carer to teens - I have heard a lot of endless crap grin

SchrodingersFerret Sat 01-Mar-14 20:36:04

she's still fairly sweet and innocent. The 'going out' is just a bizarre labelling system as far as I can tell.

Newyearchanger Sat 01-Mar-14 20:37:40

We're a bit backward round ere like

curiousuze Sat 01-Mar-14 20:37:48

I love that your kids are telling you all this - I never told my mum ANYTHING which drove her nuts. It's sweet (if incredibly boring!) that they confide in you.

dementedma Sat 01-Mar-14 20:42:10

Have raised two dds to their 20s and normal human hood,but ds 12 is threatening to be the worst of all!
Is it a boy thing?

RunningInFlipflops Sat 01-Mar-14 21:04:21

Think my dd is starting early, today she stormed off in tears to her room and slammed the door.

She's 3. confused

wouldbemedic Sat 01-Mar-14 21:09:49

runninginflipflops Yesterday my 2 year old ran into her room and slammed the door, sobbing loudly for no reason. Stupidly, I stood outside coaxing, 'Would you like a biscuit?'. Thought she'd come running out. Instead, the door opened a crack and a hand squeezed through. It's beginning.

teenagersknowall Sat 01-Mar-14 21:10:27

my 17 year old is frankly driving me nuts. anything we ask her to do results in an argument. tiring. she seems gloomy and fed up most of the time, up until one of her friends turns up. like a switch has been flicked. all smiles and conversation. makes me depressed. sigh. good to read a thread about teenagers.

IamInvisible Sat 01-Mar-14 21:19:30

DH asked DS2(17) to tidy his room yesterday. He couldn't possibly do it, he had too much homework, he ranted.

Today, we went shopping and came back to the bed completely changed, the blind open and the windows open airing the room. He had a bowl of water and some cleaner and was cleaning every surface, all his clothes are away and the floor has been hoovered!

I stood like this shock, he said "I like to do things in my own time mum!"

Tomorrow it will be back to normal!

arethereanyleftatall Sat 01-Mar-14 21:23:38

Oh please someone tell me it's not worse than when they're 3. Here's some gems from today I was fascinated by...
'tilly's sister has red shoes'
'max has a big sister'
Etc etc etc
So what?

teenagersknowall Sat 01-Mar-14 21:34:28

i miss the baby/toddler stage..... ish. wink

SchrodingersFerret Sat 01-Mar-14 21:43:22

Crikey, I don't miss the toddler stage one bit. But my mother's best friend always said kids get more interesting as they get older...

teenagersknowall Sat 01-Mar-14 21:46:27

yes they do...... grin

Nocomet Sat 01-Mar-14 21:55:39

I was sick of teen dramas when I was a teen, as is DD1(16) neither of us have any patience with them at all.

DD2(just 13) is far more one of the crowd, but even so even she seems to be getting tired of it after a couple of very short lived BFs and avoiding the fall out from others "relationships"

SchrodingersFerret Sat 01-Mar-14 21:59:58

And of course today was high school places allocated, and each of the gang is going to a different high school so "Waaah! We're never going to see each other again!!"

GeorginaWorsley Sat 01-Mar-14 22:06:10

As a mum to 4 and paediatric nurse of 25 plus years standing ,I say give me babies any time. [grin ]

Nocomet Sat 01-Mar-14 22:12:03

Oh yes they will. DD2(13) is having a sleep over with her primary school partner in crime tonight.

They may have gone to different schools, but they carried on doing the same extra curricular club for a bit and they still ring each other, text and meet up.

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