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Top 10 Things That Make A Grumpy Teen Grumpier

Top 10 Things That Make A Grumpy Teen Grumpier

by Gina Valley

Several of my adorable children have morphed into other-worldly creatures recently.

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That’s right.

They’re teenagers.

Sometimes, teenagers get a bad rap, even though they’re often full of exciting ideas, bursting with enthusiasm, and happy to help.

On the other hand, they’re sometimes full of bologna, bursting with rudeness, and not the least bit interested in standing up, much less helping.

As I listened to my teenage progenies mumbling and grumbling throughout our home this morning, I wondered if anything could make them grumpier.  Turns out many things can!

Top 10 Things That Make A Grumpy Teen Grumpier

#10.  Waking up on time.

#9.  Waking up late.

#8.  Her sister wearing her sweater without asking.

#7.  Not getting her sweater back because it’s actually your sweater, which has been AWOL, apparently in her closet, for 2 months.

#6.  Being offered a hot, home-cooked breakfast.

#5.  Not being allowed to dress like a hooker.

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#3.  Being asked if she remembered to bring her bus pass.

#2.  Having to return to her bedroom to get her bus pass.

#1.  Having someone wave goodbye and call out “I love you! Have a nice day!” as she races off toward the bus stop.

I’m thinking mine are so grumpy lately, because they keep getting up on the wrong side of their beds. I should move their beds away from the wall before they get home.

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

How do you handle a crabby kid? Do you run and hide or giggle and humor them?  Shoot me a comment. I’m looking forward to hearing all about it.

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6 Responses
  • DoctorDiva
    July 16, 2014

    My grumpy teenager is a boy.

    Asking him to DO ANYTHING elicits grumpiness but I can completely relate to the:
    “Do you have your keys? wallet? Bus pass?”
    and the
    exasperated response:

    “YES MOM! Now stop asking me stupid questions.”

    followed by the frantic search for said wallet.

    OR “Do you have your umbrella? It’s supposed to rain.”
    “I don’t need it. I don’t melt.” Complains that night that he got wet. Aw. Too bad.

    OR:
    “Wake up! This is your final warning. I’m leaving in TEN MINUTES!”
    So once, I just left.
    Said teen had to take the bus to school (rides it home usually).
    He gets up JUST in time now. He knows I’m not messing around. I WILL leave him. Giving him a ride is a privilege.

    I withhold computer privileges for bad behavior. That seems to work. I actually HIDE the computers. All of them.

    I do know it gets better. My step son is almost 25 and is now a stand up guy. Helpful, pleasant, nice to be around. It is painful, though,
    waiting.

    • gina valley
      July 22, 2014

      You are so right! Parenting teens is not for the feint of heart.
      Sometimes, it seems like there is never a right way to approach any subject with them. It sounds like you have a great handle on how to deal with teenage angst.
      Luckily, there are days where they surprise us. Teens do have an amazing ability to be wonderful people, if for no other reason than to make us look goofy for saying they are grumps!
      I am so glad to hear that your step-son has grown into a wonderful man.
      It’s not an easy road, but it’s worth it to get to hang out with the great people they turn into!

    • bee
      July 22, 2014

      Lol I’d just keep sleeping and not go to school if my mom left me.

      • gina valley
        July 24, 2014

        Bee, I think a couple of my kids would do that, too! I can’t blame them, though. I’d love to sleep all day!

  • Stacey Gustafson
    July 16, 2014

    Asking a teenager any question makes them grumpy! Sometime I just write a note.

    • gina valley
      July 22, 2014

      That’s a great idea, Stacey! I should leave notes for mine on the bathroom mirror. I think that’s my best shot for them seeing it. If I leave it in their room, it will just seep into the depths!