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Give me a tiny example of your teen, then we can go and drink gin together.

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shadypines Mon 13-Jul-15 16:17:53

Here's mine, DD 13yrs, bit of background - she had horrendous excema up until a few months ago 'til I discovered the fab aveeno cream plus she's always misplacing her glasses (trust me there is a connection).

Anyway I was leaving for work one day last week and she was getting ready for school and she had asked me for some money for school at breakfast. I call to her room to say goodbye and I add "I've put the money you wanted next to your school bag, here's your glasses and don't forget to apply your cream "(she always forgets!). What do I get? A look to kill and "mum, you're always nagging, you never stop nag nag nag". In my dreams I got "ok, thanks mum, love you, have a good day at work"

Opens gin and pours a large one.

SunnyBaudelaire Mon 13-Jul-15 16:20:11

is that it?
don't worry it will get far worse than that.
<hollow laugh>

shadypines Mon 13-Jul-15 16:22:32

Believe me Sunny it does get far worse but that would be a long and tragic thread, was just trying to keep it a bit lighthearted with this one smile

Sparklingbrook Mon 13-Jul-15 16:36:25

Do not accidentally tread on teenage DS's plug bar and switch off the PS4 while he is mid game.


SunnyBaudelaire Mon 13-Jul-15 16:39:17

I was about to tell you what happened in our house this morning but it sounded so bad when I typed it out that I deleted it.

Sparklingbrook Mon 13-Jul-15 16:39:56

Oh go on Sunny.

Nittyb Mon 13-Jul-15 16:43:46

Every morning I wake my DD13 up with a cheering " morning " aimed at her door, to be greeted with "go away !" lovely way to start the day. That's quite mild compared to the "I hate you " & "Get out of my life " I get on a fairly regular basis.

I'll have a large Bombay sapphire, feverfew tonic and a slice of pink grapefruit smile

Nittyb Mon 13-Jul-15 16:47:08

Do share Sunny ..

mumblechum1 Mon 13-Jul-15 16:49:08

If it helps at all, my DS (20) was an absolute Ubergrump who wanted nothing to do with us from 13 till q recently, however last week he cheerfully agreed to let me treat him to a few days in Brighton and we had a blast, doing jet skiing, go karting, went to see Ted2, but best of all we had lots of really good, funny chats about everything under the sun, and enjoyed a few G&Ts together (Hendricks, FeverFew and cucumber)

Hang on in there, there's light at the end of the tunnel grin

3catsandcounting Mon 13-Jul-15 17:30:16

I find it a bonus that teens don't usually like gin. The other spirits in our cupboard keep evaporating (especially over the weekend). It's most odd! JD, Vodka, Bacardi, all evaporating, but not the gin!!
I bought DH some Penderyn Botanicals gin for his birthday - it's very pleasant!! wink

WankerDeAsalWipe Mon 13-Jul-15 17:44:53

Apparently it would be illegal of me not to drive DS2 (13) to school....

WankerDeAsalWipe Mon 13-Jul-15 17:46:49

...and my parents were cruel for expecting me to walk a mile or so to catch a bus and to pay the fare myself from the money I earned.

Theas18 Mon 13-Jul-15 17:48:31

Enjoying all of these. Sadly youngest (16) has developed a taste for the gin ( weak one in Friday !) so we are on a terrible downhill spiral now .....

WankerDeAsalWipe Mon 13-Jul-15 17:54:44

I don't like Gin, does that make me a teenager?

veiledsentiments Mon 13-Jul-15 18:04:01

My two teens are on holiday. I have seen them once today. When I made them lunch. I will see them again at dinner. However, they were with me all day yesterday as we went to a family gathering.

VivaLeBeaver Mon 13-Jul-15 18:12:09

Being greeted with a "go,away" in the morning sounds quite nice compared to dds frequent greeting of "fuck off".

In fairness she is awful in the mornings and not nearly so bad the rest of the time.

veiledsentiments Mon 13-Jul-15 18:15:04

By the way I wouldn't usually dream of making their lunch, but we are visiting my parents in the UK and they won't help themselves.

dementedma Mon 13-Jul-15 18:18:43

Am a bit shock that someone's teen tells them to fuck off on a regular basis, but will keep lighthearted.
DS 13 informed me last week that my moustache needed doing. Gee, thanks.

YeOldTrout Mon 13-Jul-15 18:19:49

DS 15, keeps asking ME about how he could get a job.
Flakes out at school & has stopped going to cadets, burnt his bridges at Scouts before that. Do I dare ask him who he hopes will give him a reference when he applies for a job??

I haven't even mentioned the big stuff. Pass the wine pls.

cosytoaster Mon 13-Jul-15 18:28:22

Mine is abroad on a school trip - a trip I paid for, bought all the euros, got him new clothes and various other things that were "essential" - I dropped him off at school, where I was told to park as far away from everyone as possible, as I started to get out I was told I didn't need to and given a brusque "see you". I sat in the car for a couple of mins watching all the other presumably less embarrassing parents waiting with their kids, before slinking away.
I don't like gin, I'll make mine a whisky smile

PigPlopper Mon 13-Jul-15 18:38:01

My DS is only 9. I said to him today as we were holding hands walking down the street "in a few years time you won't do this, you'll be walking 10 paces ahead of me or refuse to be seen with me at all", he cuddled in to me and said, "Mummy, I can't imagine that day ever happening". Lovely, but I know it will. I was an evil young teenager!

3catsandcounting Mon 13-Jul-15 18:48:44

Aah, Pig! My 9 year-old said very similar to me. His now 16 year-old self snorts and laughs in my face when I remind him! confused

heronsfly Mon 13-Jul-15 18:57:24

DD3 16, Popped my head round her bedroom door the other night 'Good night darling could you please turn your phone charger off before you go to sleep ? ' ( its a pound land charger that I don't like them using unattended in case of fire).
I think the whole street must have heard about how I was a terrible mother who never lets her do anything, have anything, talk to anybody and she is leaving home as soon as possible ! All I was trying to do was keep her safe angry

Shockers Mon 13-Jul-15 18:58:32

I bribe mine (15) to give me hugs blush.

He does give really good hugs thoughgrin.

JustDanceAddict Mon 13-Jul-15 19:05:42

I am now officially a mum of a 13 year old as of last week - eek! To her credit, DD is pretty 'good' so far, but this often happens at 10pm the night before whatever it is is due in:
DD: 'Mum, can you help me with my homework, I don't understand the question'.
Me 'OK, I'm coming' drags self away from the TV 'Let me just read it, OK, so I think it means blah blah...'
DD 'Nooo, you're so stupid, you don't know anything etc etc ad infinutum'
Me 'OK, if you're going to speak to me like that I'm not going to help you.' walks out room and moans to DH who then tries with same results, then I end up going back cos I feel bad - wtf - and after having *to be nice to her, we finally get a result!!
She is right that wording is not always clear, but she just needs to not go off one and then we can get it sorted sooner.

She called me a bitch the other day as well, I can't even remember the context now, but we were in the car and I said that if she ever called me that again she would face consequences (not sure what they would be, but would entail some phone privilidges being removed for a start). I said she can say I'm annoying, an idiot, she can hate me, but I'm not being called names. Fair enough?

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