Since my last blog post about my girlfriends’ weekend in Collingwood was so popular, I thought I’d try an article about the joys of raising teenage sons. I’m sure ALL parents of teenagers can relate to this one:
- I am sick and tired of hearing, “I’m hungry”. No matter how often I buy or how much I spend on groceries, my teenage sons are always complaining there’s nothing to eat.
- “Can we have money?” is another daily refrain. There is always something they desperately need or want, for example, a McDonalds’ Blizzard or money for a movie with friends.
- My kids have a bigger wardrobe than I do but they’re always complaining nothing fits or they’ve run out of clean underwear (no kidding when they haven’t done laundry for the past 2 weeks).
- How come they’re always too tired when it’s time to walk the dog or take out the garbage but they’re not tired at 11:00 pm when I’m desperate for sleep (of course, I head to bed and they stay up late watching late night TV)?
- What do you mean you need MY car? Since when is my car, YOUR car???
- They say, “We’re just having a few friends over”. Next thing you know, there are 30 friends at your front door and, of course, all of them are hungry!
- It used to be that Ping Pong tables were for Ping Pong. Now they’re for Beer Pong!
- To my eldest son’s credit, he is working hard at his full time summer position at a Toronto marketing firm. However, what drives me crazy is when he arrives home (and I’m still working) and he wants to know why dinner isn’t ready.
- Look in the fridge and find the leftovers I wanted from last night’s dinner for my lunch.
- Reduce my grocery bills.
- Enjoy the spontaneity of life with my husband we enjoyed when we were first dating, for example, the ability to head out to a movie or dinner mid week just because we’re in the mood.
- Significantly less laundry to fold each week.
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