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Top things your teenager boys do that annoy you

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Pythianlegumes Wed 28-Sep-11 18:36:31

Just as the title says. I am writing a comedy about teenage boys, and a lot of the audience will be parents. I am aware of many of boy's shortcomings, but list your top ones in case I have left some out.

swingingcat Mon 03-Oct-11 12:42:58

I said NO and explained to her that at 14 she should be concerned about her GCSEs grin

scotchmeg Mon 03-Oct-11 12:43:12

God how revolting. My mum would have thrown me out if I had done any of this stuff!

Good luck to my kids trying to get away with it... grin

joshandjamie Mon 03-Oct-11 13:03:33

I can't read this any more. I am wanting to cry hard. My boys are only 6 and 7 and they already do most of this stuff. What the hell will they be like in 10 years? Right, that is it. I'm doing a boot camp this afternoon on how to hang up towels and put washing in the washing machine.

Just yesterday I opened the bread bin to find an empty bag as son1 had taken the last bread roll out.....

scotchmeg Mon 03-Oct-11 13:19:36

I hope you made him come back and put it in the bin. Make him take it out and put it in the bin and fish it out again. Then repeat 10 times. Get him to do it while his favourite TV program is on. He wont do it again grin

Sgt. Maj.Scotchmeg

Bellavita Mon 03-Oct-11 13:24:45

He's taller than me
Wears his trousers too low and shows his undies ( including school trousers )
Would happily lay in bed all day and play Xbox all night
Eat ALL the time
Opens cupboards / fridge and says " there's nothing to eat ." Shelves are full
Constantly say " Mum , can I have £10 "
Will probably think of more.....

Just as DoIlooklikeatourist says... and more!!

choochoochaboogie Mon 03-Oct-11 13:41:13

I suppose I should be relieved I'm not alone in my suffering hmm

BuntyPenfold Mon 03-Oct-11 13:51:15

Eats everything in the fridge
Eats everything in the cupboard
Wants to stay up all night and sleep all day
Has numerous friends with (apparently) no homework, nowhere to go, and ENORMOUS feet
Is singlehandedly keeping the Lynx people in business
Is still saying the dog ate his homework although the dog has died of old age

heulflodyn Mon 03-Oct-11 14:17:38

SO glad I'm not alone in this ...

my son is 16 he never washes, he stinks
he complains about lack of food when the cupboards are full
he puts ketchup on everything, then gets his gran to buy it for him when we run out and I refuse to buy more
he spends hours complaining about studying
actually just complaining about everything
stays up till 1am reading then won't get up in the morning
doesn't put things away or in the bin

I suppose it could be worse smile

racingheart Mon 03-Oct-11 14:18:52

I don't like this. Don't want to know.

<sticks fingers in ears and sings Lalala very loudly>

Mine are 9 and cute as can be, even if they trundle off to school in the wrong direction with crocs not school shoes on their feet, and their homework left on the kitchen table.

I don't want stinky, rude hulks who demand money, lick the fridge clean and game all night long.

What are the good bits? There have to be some amusing bits, apart from arguing about imperial versus metric sizing of parts and phoning down for loo roll. Which I hope go in OP's show.

BuntyPenfold Mon 03-Oct-11 14:28:29

There are lots of good bits -
mine has never asked me for money
when he has some money it is difficult to stop him from spending it on me
he is very tall and loves it when old ladies ask for his help in supermarkets
he is always in a good mood - not like teenage girls of my acquaintance.....

Mishy1234 Mon 03-Oct-11 15:16:37

My boys are 3 and 1, so I'm burying my head in the sand!

Putting empty packets back in the fridge/cupboard.

Tearing a hole in the bag of sliced bread, so the rest of it goes stale.

Never, ever changing the bloody loo roll when they've used the last of the previous one.

Being deliberately taller than me and taking the piss about it!

Collecting dirty washing on their bedroom floors, mixed up with clean stuff they've been given to put away, and then tidying up by putting everything to the wash - even the neatly folded, ironed stuff! If I spot this, I refold it and give it back, even though it's been nestled up to their sweaty, dirty stuff.

Not telling me they needed a Spartan costume for the school 3K fun run until 6.15pm the day before - thanks ds1!! Incidentally, he didn't get a costume.

Using so much deodorant/body spray, that you can cut the atmosphere in the whole of the house with a knife.

Still fighting and bickering with eachother - I hoped they'd grow out of that when they left primary school - ohh how foolish I was.

LapsedPacifist Mon 03-Oct-11 15:23:18

15 year old DS-owner here.

He's taller than me
Wears his trousers too low and shows his undies ( including school trousers )
Would happily lay in bed all day and play Xbox all night
Eat ALL the time
Opens cupboards / fridge and says " there's nothing to eat ." Shelves are full.
Eats rubbish and is as thin as a rake
Will not use deodorant, because he showers 2x a day
Runs out of his clothes because they are in a stinking heap on the floor
Walks about with his earphones on so he can't hear me speak


Also apparently incapable of seeing or finding anything (clothes, schoolbooks etc) that is not EXACTLY where it was put last time. Can search fridge 6 times for specific item of food without seeing it because its one shelf higher up than expected hmm

He IS very good about money though - saves all his pocket money and very rarely asks me for anything. Has always insisted on buying family presents with his own dosh too! <awww!>

melika Mon 03-Oct-11 15:39:17

That funny sweaty smell mixed with lynx when you walk into their room in AM.
Yellow teeth, even tho they swear they have just brushed them.
The constant picking up of glasses, wrappers etc stuffed down chairs and pockets.
The inane shouting at them in the morning to get up.
The 'I don't really care' phrase constantly aimed at anything you say to them.
Xbox- creating cars and getting obsessed with one particular game. Slagging other kids on 'live' if they sound like their from Liverpool or Scotland.

I could go on and on and on.............

MittzyTheVixen Mon 03-Oct-11 15:39:25

All of the below grin and this thread has made me smile because you do begin to think it is your teenager that is like to this to punish you for some reason, when many of them are just clones of each other smile

Also have to say that I love him to pieces and it is hard to explain how you can be very close emotionally to someone who makes you so frustrated the ability to speak coherently deserts you.. he turned to me on saturday and said 'Mum, you're really beautiful' smile

Why they need 'live' on their games when they must surely be able to hear each other bellowing is beyond me!

Talking in just about any voice apart from his own is a special one....confused

FIFIBEBE Mon 03-Oct-11 16:16:02

Oh yes MTV the voice. My very middle class, public school attending, ginger haired boy loves his gangster speak from the ghetto.

mumtomoley Mon 03-Oct-11 16:33:18

Oh no! Mine is currently 5 months and an adorable little cherub smile Though I have 2 teenage DSS's so I should know better than to think that will last <sob sob>
Maybe we should have a thread saying what is lovable about teenage DS's? Would it get any posts?!

Jdub Mon 03-Oct-11 16:37:32

I too am loving this post! Currently with two boys (5 and nearly 2) this all seems a million years away, and yet I look forward to the day I am dwarfed by my boys and cannot keep the food coming fast enough!

BoffinMum Mon 03-Oct-11 16:39:10

Spends longer looking at his spots than his homework.
Makes extensive milkshakes using drinking chocolate, about half a bag of sugar and bananas, to serve to his friends.
His braces twang apart regularly because he refuses to cut his food into small pieces as directed by the orthdontist.
Minecraft addiction.

But actually he's a love and I could have done a lot worse! grin

madmomma Mon 03-Oct-11 16:42:59

Bunty your son sounds like an absolute sweetheart!

BehindLockNumberNine Mon 03-Oct-11 16:50:28

It would be so much quicker to write a list of the things my 12 year old son does that do NOT annoy me!

But anyroad, here are the annoying bits;

Drink all the juice/milk in the carton apart from the last thimble full so he can put the carton back in the fridge instead of having to rinse it and recycle it

Not put the bread/butter/marg back in the fridge after making a snack

Leaving a trail of breadcrumbs through the house whilst eating the aforementioned snack

Leaving freshly ironed (by me!) clothes piled on his desk / chair for days and days instead of putting them in the wardrobe as requested.

Putting the pile of ironed and unworn but now hopelessly crinkled clothes which have been languishing on the desk / chair for a week back into the wash when asked if he has anything for the laundry.

Scatters school books / homework / equipment through his bedroom and under his bed, forgets it is there and then wonder why he can never turn up to school with the correct books / homework / equipment.

Leave his damp towel on his bed.

Leave his school blazer crumpled in his rucksack and then blames my bad housekeeping skills when form tutor gives him a detention for looking untidy.

Hides sweet and biscuit wrappers under his back and then looks all amazed when I find them and confront him about his eating and tidying habits.

Wears his trousers halfway down his backside to show his neon coloured pants. Apparently it is cool hmm

Starts every sentence with "Basically"

Is rapidly growing taller than me

Will insist on wearing shorts in winter and thick jeans in summer

Oh gawd, there are so many more. But I am getting cramp in my fingers...

(he is lovely though, really)

PattySimcox Mon 03-Oct-11 17:24:46

grin most of the above - but but but in defence of teenage boys - all his mates are really lovely, polite, thoughtful and I get told by his friends Mums that DS is equally well thought of by them.

BehindLockNumberNine Mon 03-Oct-11 19:36:21

back = bed

basildonbond Mon 03-Oct-11 20:24:56

Most of the above

Plus... Not lifting the loo seat when going for a piss and leaving splashes of urine everywhere - the upstairs bathroom now reeks of stale wee ....

Saying "I will mum" whenever he's asked to do anything - translation "I think this will get you off my back as I still haven't learned that you sussed this one out ages ago"

Lying about stupid things i.e. "have you got your retainers in ds?". "yes mum" "then what are those disgusting objects on your bedside table?"

cat64 Mon 03-Oct-11 21:51:43

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