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Who Else Wants To Understand Teenage Time?

In the tradition of Gottfried Leibniz, I believe teenagers accept that time is neither an event nor a thing, and thus is not itself measurable.  So why ask them to do anything?

“Brian?” (the pitch of my question indicates I want a reaction now).





“Just a sec…”

Now I ask you, is a “sec” in teenage years really a half hour?


“In a minute.”

Now we are at a minute?  Haven’t I already waited several?

“Brian I need to see you for a sec.”

“Hang on.”


“I’ll be there in a sec.”


“Give me a minute.”


“Hold on.”




“Wait a minute.”


“I’m busy.”Brian?”

“I have to go to the bathroom.”

Now I don’t remember what I needed him for.  Maybe this is his master plan.

Will he ever come out of the bathroom?

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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6 Responses to Who Else Wants To Understand Teenage Time?

  1. Dennis June 18, 2008 at 7:32 pm #

    in the life of every teen, the bathroom is a place for rest and contemplation (usually of that girl’s visible undergarments or lack thereof) and usually he will leave when his hands/imagination need a reboot!

    or after the parental units forget what they were nagging him for to begin with!


  2. BobG June 19, 2008 at 6:25 pm #

    This is so simple and easy compared to what is ahead of you, that in a couple of years you will look back fondly at these times.

  3. delmer June 22, 2008 at 6:21 pm #

    My oldest, when he was about 8, used to hold up the “give me a minute, have som patience” finger.

    I’d always think, “Who are you to ask me to wait?” or “Who are you to give me the finger?’

  4. Catherine, the redhead blogger June 25, 2008 at 1:58 am #

    Ok, how do I spell “EWW”? But I already see it casually happening. One of Brian’s best friends was here and a young woman came on TV with size DD breats in a swimsuit top and Brian’s friend yelled out loud “Oh my God!” with a big smile on his face. I glanced at Brian and he was transfixed by the TV. I got up and left the room because I knew they were going to need to talk about what they just saw and I in no way wanted to hear it.

  5. Catherine, the redhead blogger June 25, 2008 at 2:00 am #

    Oh yeah … the driving years. I think I will just chain him to his bed.

  6. Catherine, the redhead blogger June 25, 2008 at 2:03 am #

    LOL sooooo true. It’s like they secretly know just how much you love them and then love to mess with your head. You find yourself thinking, I should yell for this and then they make you laugh. Little devils.

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