Teenagers everyday are convincing parents in subtle ways just how little they know.
I submit for you some examples of how my son tries to make it clear that he knows everything because he is a teenager and I know nothing because I am a mom –
“Look at that big tree Brian!”
(Sigh). “It’s a sequoia mom.”
“Wow, the moon it bright tonight!”
“Mom, the moon does not give off light of its own. The Moon reflects the Sun’s light.”
“Come on Brian, it’s 7:30 – let’s go!”
“It’s only 7:29 Mom!”
“Wow, it’s hot today. I think its 90 degrees out.”
(Glancing up from i-Touch) “It’s only 92 Mom.”
“What about these tennis shoes Brian?”
(sigh) “They’re skater shoes Mom.”
“Brian, is that your i-phone on the floor?”
“It’s an ipad Touch Mom.”
Do you have this kind of conversation with your teenager? I’m on to his game though.
I handle it by going quietly into my room and banging my head against the wall.
I’m told they grow out of this.
Until next time –
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