How to Humiliate a Teenager

Posted on August 9th, 2013

Note: This is not me. Or Harry.

At some point when you become a parent, you lose your coolness. Seriously. I don

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3 Responses to “How to Humiliate a Teenager”

  1. Gina Says:

    Heck- I am about 4-5 years away from the whole teenager for kids time frame. But, I am special. I have already been deemed uncool by my 9 and 7 year olds. I sing OUT LOUD in public, and dance. Most recently, Busch Gardens Virginia Beach, doing the Maccarena! Not my fault the park played it and I had to dance! Oh, and I embarrass my children with my dress code all the time. I wear jeans tee shirts with crocks ( sans socks) and flip flops. Totally uncool in my daughter’s mind ( 7 yrd old).
    So take heart Manic, most of us are uncool and embarrassing to our children, but their friends love us.

  2. Agent 54 Says:

    Oh, that’s too bad. Another uncool parent. I’m sorry but I was a “Super Cool Parent”.

    It starts by playing Ice Hockey. Don’t give me this “but I’m a woman” bulloney. I skated with and against ladies in my league. They were cool because when I knocked them down, they just got up and kept playing (trying to annoy me and my goalie).

    Next: Music. I still remember turning my kids on to Aqualung. They loved it. “snot is dripping down his nose”.

    Next: Break the rules in front of them. I took them to the Lehigh football game. We sat in the grass endzone with the drunken students a laughed as they got wasted and tumbled down the hill. After the game we went on the field and celebrated the win with the players and half the students. Very Cool. The kids even enjoyed replacing the grass divots in the field made by the players.

    Next: Listen to them. Reserve judgement and just listen. You can always judge later.

    Being cool is not something you wear or say. Being cool is an attitude. You can do it if you try. Don’t give up.

  3. Laurie Says:

    @Gina, LOL, I did the chicken Dance the other day in public. Sadly, my son is so used to that all he said was, Mom, you’re doing it wrong.” Isn’t that funny tho? The friends all think I’m cool. It makes me wonder about them…

    @Agent54, no hockey! I used to live in Canada and I’ve played hockey in all seasons, with stuff that in no way resembles hockey gear. And I do not ice skate. I merely pretend to do so. LOL about the music. My son used to sit outside and listen to Pink Floyd when he was young :) I was a bit worried when he sing all the time about being “comfortably numb.”

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