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febel Sun 29-May-16 08:52:42

Re the title of my post...the phrase often heard round our house, said by a breed of person I know a lot of you have living in your house..in mine it is my 18 year old daughter (nearly 19). Particularly common when she is in her lair (bedroom) and you ask her something through the door (god forbid you OPEN it to ask, or dare to step over the doorway) Also prevelant in the morning on getting up, or if she is watching her i pad/on social media anywhere in the house (said i pad mini carried round with her) or involved on her phone. The phrase can also be accompanied by the popular ,"Just leave me alone!" or "Go awaaaaaaaay!"

This breed, when in teenage mode (my particular one I thought might be grown out of it by now but obviously a slow developer), is very difficult to communicate with at times, be it over doctor's appointments, plans or meals. Especially difficult is communication over chores. I have given up in the main, she does none and gets no allowance. Nearly passed out this morning as I was unloading the dishwasher when she picked a cereal bowl up out of it.....but nooooooo..she wasn't giving a hand, she was getting it to put cereal in for her breakfast!

The species can be a rare siting in the home...I go days without seeing mine, she is either holed up in her lair, off out meeting with others of her breed, or with her partner and his pack and family.

I have found they do like to feel they are in control, well mine does anyway (did I want the kitchen tv on when I am doing my course work..whcih I got up especially early to do in peace and quiet?!) and like a feeling of power and independance. But then can revert to childhood if in trouble and needing help an adult can provide.

I feel all parents in charge of a breed like mine need a callout and a big hug as it is very hard looking after something with so little reward at times, particularly if you have had previous members of this breed who are not so extreme in their ways. I know there are people out there who have no contact with this type, just be thankful and don't gloat to those who have to cope with it. Training can only take you so far so don't blame us.

Take heart mums, dads and carers, it is not your fault, it is the way they are. We must stand together and support each other, not mind when we are rejected as our time will come!

katemiddletonsnudeheels Sun 29-May-16 08:54:40

It's a common one at school as well. Even taking the register - 'Matthew?' 'Here.' 'Lauren?' 'Here.' 'Jack?' 'WHAAAAAT? Oh. Here.'

grin

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Moetandchandon Sun 29-May-16 18:54:04

Ha ha. Love it. Totally the same here. Dd 17 can sometimes be observed foraging for food in the kitchen but otherwise sightings are rare and much time is spent away from the home. Bf's family are lovely and not embarrassing like us, apparently!

NeedACleverNN Sun 29-May-16 18:55:47

I'm dreading my kids being like this...I can still remember my sister doing it!!

Peebles1 Sun 29-May-16 23:52:52

Febel grin Excellent!

This breed also shed their skins with alarming regularity, leaving them all over their bedroom floor, bed, bathroom floor - anywhere but in the washing basket or wardrobe.

BonitaFangita Mon 30-May-16 19:56:31

Haha, I have one, male of the species though. A largly nocturnal creature, heard but rarely seen, his natural habitat seems to travel from bedroom to bathroom where outer layers and bath towels are execively shed but never in the wash basket, back to bedroom to kitchen were he makes his regular call " There's never any food in this house angry "
Food = Corn Flakes or Pot Noddles.
He regularly disapears for hours at a time, to where? That's a mystery. With whom? That's a need to know basis. Doing what? You wouldn't understand.
Can on occasion be heard mimicing a human male with the charm and charisma of George Clooney when speaking to a female teenager.

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