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If you have them, you know the agony (and joys) of having them, right?  Whoever thought I would grow up enough to be a mom and have teens of my own?  I wasn’t the ideal kid to my own parents, so maybe this is the dreaded “pay back time” I imagined would happen to me..

Remember when they were cute little toddlers, gazing at you lovingly, hanging on every word?  Those days are long gone..now it’s embaressment (their embaressment of me) and defiance instead of worshipping the ground I walk on!  

I remember thinking..I’ll never be like my parents, and that I would be so much more cool and open with my kids, yeah right!  I find myself sounding more and more like them everyday.  And yes, they were right, I should have been more polite, respectful, less selfish, etc.  

Gotta love them though!!  Teens may be a pain sometimes, but they are also lovable, creative, sweet, thoughtful and who knows?  They may just invent a cure for cancer or something like that someday..just keep loving them, and eventually they will see that their way isn’t the only way.



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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Apr 21, 2009
    • My husband is the headmaster of a college prep school - we have 422 teens of varying ages! Sometimes I shake my head in disbelief. But, you‘re right, one of these kids could very well grow up to invent a cure for cancer! They are our future. They will be running the world with we‘re old!



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      Vikki Hall wrote Apr 21, 2009
    • Not only that but they may very well be responsible for our diapers when we get old!!!!!

      Gotta love ‘em!



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      Akmom61 wrote Apr 21, 2009
    • Good points, ladies!  estatic    Sometimes they test the waters and my patience, but all in all, I couldn’t live without them!  They keep me on my toes...



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      Carolnphil wrote Apr 21, 2009
    • I remember taking my sons to school and leaning over for the usual kiss goodbye only to have my oldest say, “Mom, can you drop us off at the corner from now on?  We don’t want our friends to see you.”  I cried all the way home and the rest of the day.  

      That little statement of how much they were embarrassed to be seen kissing their mother goodbye hurt more than anything else I had experienced in my life.  

      I would not want to experience raising teenagers again.



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      Marie66 wrote Apr 21, 2009
    • I too remember when my boys started pre-school (different yrs) and they would cry when I left them and I would hang out in the halls where they wouldn’t see me.. As they got older,(and in elementary and Jr. high) they would tell me “mom, hurry kiss us before our friends see us“.. Now it doesn’t bother them who sees them. But when they are with me in my truck they tell me please change the station,hehe.. But now with my 2 little boys grown as too wonderful men(21 and 19 yrs old)..I’m real proud of them.



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      Angelcart wrote Apr 22, 2009
    • Carol - my son did the same thing!  He just hated if I pulled up to the front of the school.  It hurt my feelings very bad so I decided to continue to pull right up front!  I too at that age told my father to drop me off a block from where we played putt-putt and what did he do?  Drove me right up front.  I guess that’s where I got it.  Then to really get to him I would say “Give Momma a kiss” of course he just opened the door and bolted!happy



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