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to think we need a Mums of teenagers Union or something (lighthearted)

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Somethingfantastic89 Mon 20-Nov-17 12:01:19

This would be to:

Tell each other what we actually let them wear and watch and buy and do, instead of hearing all the time "ALL my friends do it!" and secretly wondering if we're really the only parent on earth who makes their child miserable.

Share thoughts on how not to go mad every time we hear "yeah sure I'll do it in a minute" and then see our dear teen disappear for a few hours... or urgently need the bathroom... or suddenly remember a missed homework... or feel sick...

To make a list of all the things we need to change so they're happy, all the things they know better than us... starting by who we are, what we eat, where we live, what time we wake up, what we watch, what music we like, how we drive, the choices we make, what we cook ... I'm sure I left out loads.

And much more (suggestions welcome)

I think such a Union would be great grin
AIBU?

DB22 Mon 20-Nov-17 12:02:00

Yanbu.

Somethingfantastic89 Mon 20-Nov-17 12:05:03

Also, come up with a mental trick that would allow us to ignore the lair bedroom of our DC between the ages of 11-18

BigSandyBalls2015 Mon 20-Nov-17 12:05:05

grin I'm in!

BigSandyBalls2015 Mon 20-Nov-17 12:05:58

I removed the remnants of a chicken Caesar salad from DD2s room this morning, it had been there since Friday .... vom

Somethingfantastic89 Mon 20-Nov-17 12:07:52

I really need this lol there are days when they make me feel like a million years old dinosaur who knows nothing about "how things are these days"... My teens' favourite thing to say: "Mum I know that's what you did in your time but..." confused

BigSandyBalls2015 Mon 20-Nov-17 12:08:11

I told her how disgusting I thought this was and could she please make an effort to preferably not eat in her room at all, but if she does then remove plates etc. Her response "You're so uptight about trivial shit .... at least I'm not shooting up in the park" shock

Somethingfantastic89 Mon 20-Nov-17 12:11:11

BigSandy ew I know the feeling (where is that green emoticon) ... and then "Mum I was going to take that to the kitchen!!" yeah right

Somethingfantastic89 Mon 20-Nov-17 12:12:09

You're so uptight about trivial shit
This
It should be the motto of our Union grin grin

Freshprincess Mon 20-Nov-17 12:14:59

I'm in.
I actually said 'when I was your age....' last week. I was rolling my eyes at myself.

faitch Mon 20-Nov-17 12:16:48

I’m in.

TitaniasCloset Mon 20-Nov-17 12:17:58

Count me in. I now have more gray hairs than I ever had in my life and I blame these wee shites. They are ruining my looks.

DB22 Mon 20-Nov-17 12:38:56

grin @BigSsndyBalls.

As a mother with a daughter teetering in the end he of teendom, I watch with interest.

BitOutOfPractice Mon 20-Nov-17 12:42:08

Where do I sign to join?

"I was just about to do that..." is my DD2's catch phrase

Somethingfantastic89 Mon 20-Nov-17 12:42:41

Titan I think a hair dye range called "don't let your teens ruin your hair" would really sell grin

Somethingfantastic89 Mon 20-Nov-17 12:43:22

Also, if we do have a Union, we can say "ALL union mums do this" in reply to "ALL my friends do it" hehe

mumontherun14 Mon 20-Nov-17 12:45:13

I'm in! xxx

Badbadtromance Mon 20-Nov-17 12:45:23

I'm in

faitch Mon 20-Nov-17 12:59:27

Can we have a secret handshake? I was thinking something along the lines of 🖕🏻 behind a slammed door, or a retreating hunched back, as I’m rather well practiced at that.

JT05 Mon 20-Nov-17 13:05:18

Love this thread. Been through it and thankfully made it out the other side! (DSs).
Revenge is smiling sweetly when they complain about the DGCs

angelnix Mon 20-Nov-17 13:10:37

I'm in, where do I pay my membership fee?

My daughter's favourite line is...."I'm nearly sorted, just give me a minute"

PugonToast Mon 20-Nov-17 13:12:48

I would like to join.
Can we all be nice to each other and say something positive to each other everyday. To try to combat the teenage contempt
“Why do you speak so strangely?”
“Why are you so annoying?!”
“OMG could you breathe any louder??”angry

You know, those nice, totally reasonable views our kids have about us. wink

ghostyslovesheets Mon 20-Nov-17 13:12:56

I'm in - and yes we need to agree rules so they can no longer say 'so and so's mum lets them do X,Y,Z and gives them £677868768 a month pocket money'

(to which I reply - well what a shame she's not your mum them <sad face> )

ghostyslovesheets Mon 20-Nov-17 13:18:10

can we have a single parent section as well for those special comments such as

'dad pays you money what do you spend it on - you don't spend it on me'

'I wish (dads GF) was my mum'

'I'm not surprised dad left you'

'you've got a big fuck off car on the drive which I bet dad paid for so you should drive me to town'

Angelicinnocent Mon 20-Nov-17 13:19:39

We could all be issued with stopwatches to time "in a minute" and sound a loud klaxon.

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