This article was sent to me by Vanessa Van Petten at Radical Parenting.
It made me laugh. My oldest is only 10, but it really gives you something to look forward to. (Or, makes you grateful you're not there yet).
10 Things You Will Never Hear Your Teen Say
We can all be hopeful, but here are a few things your teen will most likely never say to their parent:
Could you please drop me off at the dance and walk me in?
Mom, dad this is my new boyfriend he works at Planned Parenthood.
Dad, I don’t really want a mac, can I get a PC?
I feel that going to summer school could help improve my performance and educational development.
Boy: High school sucks, I never should have hooked up with so many girls. Boy 2: Ya, just think of all of the respect you would have from our football coach if you had turned down the hook ups, you would be so much cooler.
Mom will you please tell me all about how you are doing with your menopausal symptoms?
I think the reason why everyone respects me so much is because I am so in touch with my feminine side.
I joined the Math club to get with girls not for like the mathathons. Duh.
Can we just have some cuddle time later?
I think my Dad always hoped I would ask him to walk me into a dance, but that was never in the cards!
By Vanessa Van Petten, youthologist and teen author of the parenting book “You’re Grounded!,” manages RadicalParenting.com, a parenting blog written by 119 teen writers, ages 12-20 to help parents and adults get an honest and open view into the world and mind of youth. Van Petten's work and blog have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Teen Vogue, CNN, Fox News, Real Housewives of Orange County and much more! She won the Moms Choice Award in 2009 and her work is read by over 300,000 adults.