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To expect DS (17) to say 'hello' when I open the door to him ?

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Claybury Fri 08-May-15 17:56:36

For 4 years he's been a non speaking adolescent. When oh when will he be able to look at me without derision when I say 'hello' to him ?

BoeBarlow Fri 08-May-15 18:03:36

My DB was like this with DM. He didn't really change until he had a DC himself...at the age of 28... confused

WorraLiberty Fri 08-May-15 18:08:53

I've got 3 DS's and they all wind me up when I open the door.

DS1 (24) - "Ello Maaah" (Nick Cotton stylee)

DS2 (16) - "Aright Marge" (A la Mrs Simpson)

DS3 (12) - "Wah gwan" (Said tongue in cheek)

Nope, I think I'd much prefer they were non speaking adolescents really grin

GottaFeeling Fri 08-May-15 18:16:22

It might be a bit late, 4 years on and at 17yo, but when my then 13yo started this I used to send him out to come back and try again. He's almost 15 now and wouldn't dare entering the house without saying hello. Sometimes he even asks about my day grin

Gruntfuttock Fri 08-May-15 18:21:17

What does "Wah gwan" mean? confused

Idefix Fri 08-May-15 18:25:34

Think it is mostly normal phase...I do get hellos but still lament when ds gave up kissing me good night aged 14yrs sad

WorraLiberty Fri 08-May-15 21:44:39

Grunt it means 'what's going on'. I think it originated from Jamaica grin

Clawdy Fri 08-May-15 23:02:25

Not saying hello wasn't as bad as the surly "So?" which was the response to any mild comment I made about anything he did....

SoldierBear Fri 08-May-15 23:12:50

Mmmmmm.
Not sure.
We had one that wintered endlessly. I knew more than any boring old fart should know about Avenged Sevenfold, Jared Leto etc.
Is that worse than silence?

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