One of my most dedicated readers is my teenage daughter. Guaranteed, she reads every post I write. Now whether it’s because she finds her mother’s banter entertaining or annoying, I’m really not sure. Maybe she’s just stalking me to make sure I don’t write anything embarrassing about her. Now really, would I do that?
<insert evil grin here>
A while ago, I invited her to write me something I could share with my mommy friends on the blog. She thought about it but quickly passed on the opportunity. I told her how fun it is to blog and how fun it is to read people’s comments on posts you write.
Finally, she agreed to write me something.
Teen B thinks it would be a great idea to write about things that Moms might find helpful in raising their teenage daughters. An advice column so-to-speak without answering people’s questions. A simple list of do’s and don’ts with varying themes. I thought it sounded interesting.
So for her first contribution to my blog, here is her first piece of advice. To all you Moms out there who have teenage girls, this is for you.
Thirteen Things Teenage Girls Want Moms To Know
- Don’t attempt to talk in slang like …“I know right! LOL! Totally! ROFL! No duh!” If you do not know what any of these mean do not use them and if you do know what these mean still don’t use them.
- Stop liking Justin Bieber or any teen singers! YOU ARE NOT TEENAGE GIRLS!
- Do not take our clothes or jewelry without asking us first.
- When talking with your friends on the phone try to be quiet because we do not want to hear about your middle aged woman problems!
- Knock before entering our room. It is not that hard.
- When we have friends over, LEAVE US ALONE!
- Don’t use examples from your childhood in lectures and talks. We have heard them before and don’t want to hear them again!
- When we are in a grumpy mood don’t talk to us about school. We want to be left alone, not bombarded with questions.
- If we don’t feel good give us something to make us feel better or we will not stop complaining.
- Stop insisting that you “know what it’s like” whenever we have a problem because really, you don’t.
- When we say we didn’t roll our eyes, we’re telling the truth. It looks like we are because we’re doing the Look At The Ceiling And Cross Your Eyes Because Your Mother Is Driving You Crazy look.
- Sighing is also called taking a deep breath with your mouth open. We do it often to calm ourselves down, not because we’re depressed or angry.
- This is only a small fraction of the list.
And there you have it, my friends. Take it for what it’s worth. Not sure what she meant by some of those or who she was referring to because I don’t do any of that stuff.
Okay, except for maybe # 2.
So what if I like his new song?