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do you ever get the feeling your teens think you were born yesterday........

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psychomum5 Sat 06-Sep-08 19:13:48

.........and not only born yesterday, also born fully adult and therefore have never been a teen yourself??

they think they have all the tricks and excuses, and that we are that gulliable that we just take what they say as truth!

DD1 and DD2 are out together, with a friend each, and are still not home even tho they are to be back before 6ish. (obviously the 'ish' tho will give them premission to push it until 7hmm)

we did give them money for food out, and they are not far (we live 10mins walk max from a huge shopping centre, and in fact, it is just one long road away).

we have been ringing them both to find out where they are. we are not overly concerned or even that cross TBH, as they may have gone to DD1's friend on the way back and she is just around the corner.

neither of them have answered their phones tho. DD2's has just been found on the coffee table at home, explaining hers, and DD1 we know keeps switching her's to silent for school and then forgetting, BUT, she claims she checks it regularly.

she has just rung us however, and has given many excuses as to why she has not answered, or rung back.....

does she really think I am believing her???

I was once a teen too you know. I know I was pre-mobiles, but I remember telling similar mis-truths as to where I was and why I was late, but she seems to think that I am so easy to take in.


I know that this is teens the world over, but seriously, it is getting tiresome. I am not that old you know that I forget what it was like!!!

LittleMyDancing Sat 06-Sep-08 19:16:10

Ah, but to teenagers, parents sprang into being all at once one day, middleaged, stupid, and sooooo uncool.

we never grew up, or had childhoods, or anythng like that. And if we did, it was all in the Dark Ages anyway, so we couldn't possibly understand how they feel/think. grin

psychomum5 Sat 06-Sep-08 19:19:07

that is exactly it!!!

we did indeed spring to life being their parents.

<<how I wish it was true.....I would be able to pretend that way that I did not do the big hair or dodgy clotheswink>>

MaureenMLove Sat 06-Sep-08 19:19:15

The mobile being ignored or not heard gets right on my wick! Amazing isn't it, how when they are at home, it's constantly ringing or buzzing, but as soon as you try to contact them, they can't hear it!

psychomum5 Sat 06-Sep-08 19:20:35

oh god yes Maureen..........they are attached to their phones like superglue until they walk out of the house and know that you will be calling them about times homes/where they are etc.

<<sigh, teens!>>

CozISaidSo Sat 06-Sep-08 20:02:21

Or the battery has died.
Forgot to charge it.
Didnt hear/feel it.
Even though it is superglued to her


random Sat 06-Sep-08 23:18:04

Yep was on silent mum..was listening to my mp3 never heard it ..they really never think you were their age..but thinking about some of the things I did at 16 probably best they don't know grin

psychomum5 Sun 07-Sep-08 16:59:33

well, they did not improve last night, nor get home before darkangry.

and then, they managed to con my friend into all sleeping round there (she is the mum of one of them, but still, they conned her so as to avoid me).

argh......teens. why can we not just fast forward thro this bit!!!!

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