Do you have any teenagers in your household?
If the answer is yes, then you know the drill. One day they’re up, the next day they’re down, and it’s a perpetual cycle of good and bad emotions.
In other words, they’re usually all over the damn place and they drive their parents nuts.
Well, it’s time for the moms and dads out there to sound off a little bit about their teenage offspring.
I think you’ll agree that these tweets are funny AND accurate.
Let’s see what they had to say.
1. Try walking in their shoes…
Never an easy day…
Be kind to the people you meet… you never know who’s raising a teenager
— brokenamber (@amberlr4) March 22, 2019
2. Do what you gotta do.
Does it work, though?
I shut my teen's bedroom door to make my house feel cleaner.
— Sara (@sara_ashlynn) May 26, 2017
3. Maybe a nice Merlot?
And pick up a few bottles while you’re at it…
Can anyone recommend a good wine that pairs well with a teenager's shitty attitude?
— Rodney Lacroix (@RodLacroix) July 27, 2019
4. What are you hiding from me?
Sounds like a real bullshit artist.
"Mom, have you lost weight?" is teenager for "I broke something really expensive that you don't know about yet."
— Divergent Mama (@Divergentmama) May 4, 2020
5. It definitely takes a toll.
How old are you in “Teenager Raising Years”?
Raising teenagers makes you age in dog years!
I think I look pretty good for being 343!!! #truelife #parentingteens
— Positively R@ndi (@ICantEven001) January 23, 2020
6. You better listen to your mom on this one.
She doesn’t sound like she’s messing around.
Me: Will you empty the dishwasher please?
My teenager: I’m good
My teenager: That actually means No….that’s how my generation talks
Me: Lets try this again, Empty the fecking dishwasher or you’ll get my foot up your arse , That’s how MY generation talks #IrishMom
— Fiona O’Brien (@RealFionaO) August 27, 2018
7. I thought it was funny!
But Dexter the Texter definitely DID NOT.
My 16 year old is named Dexter and he was texting a bunch while ignoring me so i called him “Texter” and let me tell you about the world’s largest, most angsty sigh
— Mary Numair (like new-mare) (@MaryNumair) January 29, 2020
8. You’re not allowed to do that.
You basically just ruined his life!
At the airport.
Just kissed 13yo son on his forehead.
He reacted like Dracula getting impaled by a wooden stake.
— Steve Olivas (@steveolivas) May 5, 2017
9. Doesn’t seem fair, does it?
Making a mess everywhere they go.
Baby giraffes can walk right after birth.
My kids are teens and still can't pour a drink without spilling it.
— Rodney Lacroix (@RodLacroix) May 3, 2019
10. Nearly impossible.
And you might hurt yourself in the process.
Raising teenagers is like trying to fish a contact lens out of your eye when you're drunk.
— ?ᑌᖇᔕᑌᒪᗩ? (@3sunzzz) February 22, 2019
11. The do’s and don’ts.
Here is your Bible, parents.
Do’s and Don’ts when raising a teenager:
*Act excited when you see them
*Ask them how their day was
*Make any jokes… they will never be funny
*Expect any form of affection
*Sing out loud when driving
*Expect them to tell you that they love you
*Love them anyway
— Positively R@ndi (@ICantEven001) February 7, 2019
12. Feed me and then leave me alone.
They’ll grow out of it…hopefully.
Having a teenager is like having a cat that only comes out to eat and hisses when you try and pet it.
— Tina ? (@whiskeyluvingal) September 12, 2019
13. He didn’t miss a beat.
Now officially a teenager.
Son turned 13 yesterday.
This morning my husband asked how it felt to be a teenager.
Without missing a beat he said, "Shut up, Dad." ?
— Jennifer Mendelsohn ?? (@CleverTitleTK) September 3, 2017
For those of you with teenagers…we feel your pain…
And we want to hear from you in the comments!
Tell us how they’ve been driving you nuts lately and let us know what they’ve been up to during this lockdown.
We look forward to hearing from you!