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Maggie_May Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-11-06 07:02 PM
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Teenagers are a big pain in the ass!
They think the world revolves around them. How can get though to them that they don't come from a wealthy family. The road for them is going to be long and hard.
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boobooday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-11-06 07:03 PM
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1. Mine just moved out
And now it is all sinking in . . .

Don't worry, the day will come!
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Maggie_May Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-11-06 07:07 PM
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3. Thanks
16 and 17 and I can't wait for the day they move. Am I bad Mom for thinking that?
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-11-06 07:09 PM
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6. They probably can't wait to move, either.
;)

So no, I don't think you're bad. My own mother can't wait for me to jump ship.
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Ariana Celeste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-11-06 07:10 PM
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8. I think a lot of moms feel that way.
I know I put my mom through some hell, but after I "grew up" (I hate that, I'm only 20) and moved out, we've been great friends and can talk about everything.
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boobooday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-11-06 07:33 PM
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18. No, nature plans it that way
To help you, and them, let go.

:-)

But I can sympathize! My two drove me bananas!
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Miss Marmelstein Donating Member (650 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-11-06 07:08 PM
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5. And let us know....
what it's like when they move back in.
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-11-06 07:09 PM
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7. ...
:rofl:
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-11-06 07:18 PM
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14. Mine just did -- she's 28
It's temporary, but could be a year or so, depending on the kind of job she finds. We're still in the honeymoon phase -- she just got home Sunday night. She's sure I'm going to drive her nuts. She's been out of the house since she went to college at 18 -- and she's been out of state all that time except for the summer after her freshman year and the occasional holiday. Should be interesting.
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Maggie_May Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-11-06 07:27 PM
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15. Hey I from Michigan
My daughter wants to go to University of Michigan. I told we would talk after Community college. Than I have one that is hopefully graduating this year. Boy I am getting grey. The kicker is I have also have a 6 year old yes all from the same hubby. Sometimes I want to just run like hell. The topper is I am 45 still working full time for their asses. Sorry just had to vent I'll be ok now.
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-11-06 07:29 PM
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16. That's okay, I understand
even though I only have one. I feel your pain.

Obviously from my avatar, I went to UofM -- graduated in 71. I'm a bit older than you are -- 56.

Do you live in Michigan now or are you just from here originally? Where do you live?
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Maggie_May Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-11-06 07:35 PM
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19. Born and raised here
I live in the little town of Holly Michigan. I do love it but Hubby might get transfered to South Carolina.
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-11-06 07:55 PM
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21. I'm in Huntington Woods, not far from the Detroit Zoo
I've had dinner at the Holly Hotel a couple of times. It's a cute little town.
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DanCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-11-06 07:06 PM
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2. In the words of George Thorogood (SP)
Give em a haircut and make 'em get a job. :D
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-11-06 07:07 PM
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4. Damn straight, we are!
Edited on Wed Jan-11-06 07:11 PM by WritingIsMyReligion
That's, like, our job. Don't you, like, know?

"Oh my God, Mom, just, like, get OVER it. Puh-LEEZE!"

:P :P

:rofl:

Seriously, though, how are we supposed to know much better? We're only, what, 13 to 18 years old?? We haven't lived through shit. So tell us about it, because we don't know the "real world" from an ant on a black floor.
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-11-06 07:11 PM
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9. Don't worry, Kid
The worst karma of all happens when you have teenagers of your own. :evilgrin:
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-11-06 07:12 PM
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10. I'm sure it does.
:evilgrin:
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Maggie_May Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-11-06 07:15 PM
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13. I can't wait till they have kids of there own
Hopefully I will be in a different State and they can just come a visit.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-11-06 07:13 PM
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11. I will not make a joke about abstinence education
I will not make a joke about abstinence education
I will not make a joke about abstinence education
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I will not make a joke about abstinence education
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I will not make a joke about abstinence education
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I will not make a joke about abstinence education
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-11-06 07:14 PM
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12. ....
:rofl:
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k_jerome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-11-06 07:31 PM
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17. amen. nt.
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threehensandacow Donating Member (104 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-11-06 07:42 PM
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20. i've been a teenager
and remember feeling like it was the worst thing i could be. thank god i've kind of moved on through the stage and now get to watch my mother, from a mother's point of view, go through things with my brothers that she probably went through with me. i do not look forward to when my son enters this period. but, through lots of honesty and humor i'm hoping to make it through ok. and i'm hoping he'll be able to survive as well. i try to picture children as little alcoholics and love them the way i know how. which is usually through the smoke of a cigarette and a laugh that says, just wait for the real bullshit ahead of you.
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astonamous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-11-06 08:15 PM
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22. The most ironic part about having teenagers...
at least for me is going through menopause at the same time. Next time around I'm going to consider that when I decide to start having kids.

Trudy
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-11-06 08:16 PM
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23. Teenagers love hot dogs. It'll keep 'em quiet too. Too busy eating.
With ketchup, mustard, and maybe onions. I suppose a semi-bitter taste isn't all that bad...
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-11-06 08:19 PM
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24. Yeah... seems that way for most
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Hardrada Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-11-06 08:20 PM
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25. My grandparents raised the four of us.
My grandmother had to deal with three teen guys at once and a nearly teen girl. However we stayed out of obvious mischief and we all went on to college with little problem. Probably because my grandmother, although a small woman, had the knack of intimidating the Hell out of people, even serving Naval officers. I wish I had inherited THAT ability!
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-11-06 08:21 PM
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26. Teens must demonize parents in order to break away from them.
I'm not exactly sure why, but this seems to cover it. From both a been-a-teen and parent-of-a-teen viewpoints. Oh yes, and you are trying to destroy their happiness by giving them what they want or by not giving them what they want. Or by asking "how are you doing". Or by not asking "how are you doing".
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