I have a lot of teens in our huge family and they are all over the place and doing “their” thing and well, being teens. But the most wonderful thing happened the other day. After the last couple of years off having to hunt for them in their houses like children hunt for Easter eggs, i would find them but they would have their phone on or smile and just tap at their social media (code for be with you in a sec. broken down to mean never). So, I had really gotten to the point of just not bothering them other than to wave hi when I would see one of these elusive creatures. BUT! Here it comes! I went to a sisters the other day and one actually emerged! Like a real life version. Actually looked in my eyes and smiled.
Then she spoke. Words. Sentences. Actually conversed with me as did her brother. I took pictures. I smiled back. It was such a beautiful 3.2 minutes. There IS hope after all!!!!!!!!!!!
If you have teenagers, have no fear. You are in luck. They know EVERYTHING! Need to know how to parent them? Just ask. They can tell you because they already researched all of your current (and past mistakes) , every single thing on one of their many Social Medias. They will guide you with their life experiences. yes. it is true. Need to know how or what to do with something? well, you are, once again in luck. They have been there, done that, lived it and you, the sweet parent you are trying to be just don’t get it but they are going to show you every step. There is no situation a teen is not a hundred percent sure they can give you the answer to because I mean, look at all the children THEY have raised. (That is some alien secret they have kept from us). My goodness, we who have teens are blessed indeed. Because they live with us, obviously the lower life form of intelligence, life with a teen is awesome. Just ask. They will tell you. EVERY. SINGLE. THING. lol