Today you’re 14 came out.
You know how even though you know something’s coming, you’re still not prepared? That’s what happened to me today. It was so sudden, just like lightning. BAM! There it was. Your 14 came out. Right there at the dining room table for the whole family to see. Today right in the middle of a conversation, you turned into a teenager. Before I knew what was happening, you did it. And you did it right before my very eyes! I could see it coming but I was powerless to stop it.
My siblings warned me about the teenage years but I like obnoxious parent I insisted it would never happen to me. Until now my arrogant response has always been, “He’s such a good kid” or “We never have that problem with him.” However, today, while I was minding my own business and trying to have a regular conversation, you turned into a teenager.
I, the unknowing adult, thought I had asked a very simple question. You, the all-knowing teenager, treated me as if I had just asked you to sever your own head. I understand that teenagers have their own language and assume that everybody speaks the same dialect but what I don’t understand is how I’m supposed to keep up.
In this digital age when you kids are watching TV, playing on your iPad, computer and video games all at the same time, you forget that conversations don’t follow that same pattern. This ADD generation can’t stay on topic long enough to finish a conversation. While you’ve moved on to your next thought I’m still trying to figure out if you answered the question. By the way, yelling and screaming at me won’t help and the attitude and eye roll really only make things worse.
I don’t remember doing this to my parents but I’m sure I did and therefore I’m sure I’m getting everything I deserve.
For now and always, I Love You Infinity,