Archive for the ‘teen’ Category

 

How to Humiliate a Teenager

Posted by Laurie on August 9th, 2013
filed in motherhood, parenting, teen

At some point when you become a parent, you lose your coolness. Seriously. I don’t know where it goes, but it’s gone. And you, the person voted “Coolest” in high school are suddenly lumped in with the rest of the goofy parents – basically every single parent on the planet. There is no escape, no [...]

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How to Pick a College

Posted by Laurie on March 18th, 2013
filed in motherhood, parenting, teen

It’s time for that annual rite of passage – college tours. Yes, my son is now old enough to tour college campuses. This is strange to me because in my day, we didn’t tour any campuses. We just filled out an application for any college we felt would ignore our hideous math scores…oh, wait. Maybe [...]

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Pick up your shoes!

Posted by Laurie on September 17th, 2012
filed in Weird things I do, motherhood, parenting, teen

What is it about teenagers and males in general that makes them completely unable to pick up their dang shoes and put them away? Is it some sort of man law that all male shoes need to be placed in the hallway or directly in front of the front door so that the woman of [...]

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Easter chocolate…yes, I ate it all

Posted by Laurie on April 19th, 2012
filed in Weird things I do, motherhood, parenting, teen

You’ll have to excuse my blog. You see, I am writing it in a foggy haze of chocolate overdose. Yes, I indulged just a bit at Easter. And yes, I know Easter was like two weeks ago. People, I ate a serious amount of chocolate.
I couldn’t help it. Look, it’s not like I didn’t try [...]

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History homework and the (possibly) lazy teen

Posted by Laurie on February 15th, 2012
filed in motherhood, parenting, teen

It’s starting to occur to me that my son, my only child, is lazy.  Oh, I know. It’s shocking, right? I mean, what parent of a teenager would ever think her child is lazy?
Oh, wait. Yeah. Most of us.
Look, I’m not down on teens. I actually like them. They have a way of looking at [...]

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My coffee scared me today

Posted by Laurie on February 9th, 2012
filed in motherhood, parenting, teen

This is a photo of my morning coffee. It gives me life. Without it, I cannot possibly function at all. Ever. Seriously.
And yet, if you look to the right of my coffee, you will see teeth. Those are not my teeth. (Really? Did you for one minute think they were?) In fact, those are a [...]

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How shoes grow

Posted by Laurie on January 26th, 2012
filed in motherhood, parenting, teen

When my son was young, people would constantly tell me to cherish the time I spent with him. They would sigh and add, “Children grow up way too fast.”
And every single time some well-meaning person told me that, I would smile, thank them and think to myself, “seriously? WTF? I haven’t slept in months, my [...]

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