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Mothers Of Teenagers Do Not Know Anything

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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About Catherine, the redhead mom blogger

Catherine’s hopes to make this blog a safe place for thyroid sufferers to come laugh and share the funnier side of thyroid disease while raising awareness around the world. She is a published author, known for her humorous speeches on finding your dream life and blogging for fun and profit. Catherine writes about her dream life at, 8 Women Dream and several online marketing publications. She would also like to be invited to speak at TED about her observations. Catherine posts on M/W/F. Join me on Google+ rapieress@aol.com

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9 Responses to Mothers Of Teenagers Do Not Know Anything

  1. Terry June 15, 2010 at 10:15 am #

    Hopefully he’ll grow out of it by the time he is 50

  2. Catherine June 15, 2010 at 10:16 am #

    A mom can dream.

  3. Briget June 22, 2010 at 2:54 am #

    LOL… sounds like my smartass son.. except he groans more 😉

  4. BobG June 23, 2010 at 1:20 pm #

    If he’s like that around the other women in his life, I hope he plans on being single for a long time…

  5. Catherine June 23, 2010 at 1:27 pm #

    Ah Bob – he’s 15 – the girl thing frightens him . . .lol. He’s a great kid – he’s just 15. The parents of the seniors at school tell me they become absolutely wonderful again in their Junior year.

  6. Mama_B July 16, 2010 at 11:25 am #

    Teenager? I have those conversations with my 5 and 2 year olds! I don’t think it’s a teen phenomenon at all. LOL

  7. Melinda August 9, 2010 at 1:34 pm #

    I hope they get better..my son is 15, too. Mine likes to quiz me about what he is learning resulting in replies such as “No I don’t remember the element symbol of Chromium because (a) I don’t need to know (b) that was a long long time ago (c) you killed that brain cell during childbirth.


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