We asked Mykidstime parents to tell us what it’s like living with their teen. Turns out they had lots to say! So You Know You Have a Teenager when:
#1. Everything smells like feet.
#2. You don’t need Google. Teenagers know it all!.
#3. You don’t see them in the house that often but you know they’re there because all the food keeps disappearing.
#4. Their bed is never made.
#5. Bags and shoes are dumped everywhere.
#7. You are always broke, paying for their social life.
#8. All the glasses/cups/plates/forks/teaspoons are in their bedroom.
#9. You are asked to watch some strange video on YouTube that you’re sure made you lose IQ points.
#10. After midnight noises start coming from their room.
#11. Everything you say is followed with ‘I knowwwwwwwww!’.
#12. There is so much mumbling going on.
#13. You would pass out from the smellies being used.
#14. You are told their friends’ parents let them do everything and go wherever they want.
#16. Anything you ask is responded with “OK hang on”.
#17. The shower has been running for 45 minutes.
#18. They only talk to you when their phone is dead.
#19. Your nerves are fried as the atmospheric pressure in the house changes at the drop of a mood.
#20. Their room is always a mess/stinks/ready to be condemned by the Health Dept.
#21. You’ve no petrol in the car because you’ve had to drive them to so many places.
#23. They can’t believe you don’t know how to do things on the phone or computer and have to ask them.
#24. The house is either full of attitude or hugs.
#25. The place is quiet as they too busy texting or SnapChatting.
#26. There’s not a secure handle on any of the doors (from yanking).
#27. You need a lot of patience.
#28. You get answered by grunts or mumbles instead of words.
#29. The wifi is slow and Netflix keeps re buffering!
#30. It is very quiet as they are still sleeping and it’s noon, or they are in their own world in their bedroom – reading, playing computer games etc.
#31. You hear I’m sorry mom 🙂 followed by hugs and 24 hrs of good behaviour.
#32. Dirty dishes are left in the sink even when the dishwasher is next to sink.
#33. Xbox controllers are always wherever you want to step.
#34. Your electricity bill is up from all their charging/leaving lights on/playing music/leaving tv on.
#35. Most of the sockets in the house are full with chargers.
#36. If they do load the dishwasher, the plates are so covered in food residue that the exercise is futile!
#38. You can hear the phone clicking as they text / fb.
#39. There’s no food and milk and you just bought both.
#40. Your cupboards are always empty within 48 hrs of grocery shopping.
#41. The fridge door is always open.
#42. They are always hungry and constantly ask what is there to eat.
#43. They freak out if you charge your own phone cause theirs is way more important.
#44. There are empty cereal bowls every where.
#45. You can never get into the bathroom.
#46. When you do get into the bathroom there’s no hot water left.
#47. All the towels are used and on the bathroom floor
#48. And there’s no toilet paper on the roll in the bathroom.
#49. There’s more eye rolling than a horror flick.
#50. The music is blaring.
#51. You can’t do anything right!
#52. They yell “get out of my room”.
#53. The TV has been on all day.
#54. There’s a smart ass remark for anything anyone says….
#56. You are constantly out of snacks.(Here’s a few they can make themselves!)
#57. They never come in 1’s. There is always the half a dozen extra friends in the house as well.
#58. They only want you when they want you or are happy only when they get what they want.
#59. Your favourite boots/shoes are missing.
#60. You used to have about 20 mugs but can only find one because they’ve used them all!
#61. You have to drive all the time.
#62. Hair straighteners are left plugged in.
#63. The laundry basket is never empty.
#64. She/he doesn’t do their laundry. Just throws everything in a pile.
#65. Their room is like a bear cave – enter at your peril.
#66. The fridge is always empty.
#68. All the food is gone from the presses & fridge.
#69. There’s no hot chocolate left.
#70. They wear your clothes.
#71. They can’t hear you because they have their music full blast with earphones in.
#72. You have a movie buddy.
#73. They are always on the computer or phone.
#74. There’s a mess everywhere they go!
#75. They say they hate you and that you don’t understand.
#76. You know all the latest songs.
#77. You get told that you are too old to remember what being a kid was like
#78. You get told you are from the time of the dinosaurs.
#79. You get told you are only around to ruin her/his life.
#80. There are smelly socks everywhere.
#81. There’s always a mess in the kitchen and no dishes left in the cupboard.
#82. If the wifi isn’t working, there’s murder on their mind.
#83. They are always in front of the mirror.
#85. They are never off their phones.
#86. Slamming doors is a common sound around the house.
#87. You’ve got a chance for teen spirit to de-age you.
#88. Attitude is bouncing off everything!
#89. You have the mornings to yourself.
#90. There is always loads of gossip and chat and you really look forward to them having friends around.
#91. Your foundation/makeup/hair products/skincare that you paid a fortune for has gone awol.
#92. Everything you say is wrong.
#93. You hear loud music and laughter from their room.
#94. The Vampire Diaries have been on TV all day.
#95. You are now on Disco/Dance/Party Pickup Duty at the weekends.
#96. The doors are hanging off the hinges from slamming.
#98. Food disappears and they don’t know why!
#99. You are never right. Ever.
#100. All of the above. But I wouldn’t change it for the world xxx
Do you have a teenager in the house? Share your thoughts in the comments below.