Ways my kids make me feel old!

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Having teens has its advantages (occasionally) as they can help out a bit more (after asking them for days) you get to be a bit more in the know about things you probably wouldn’t before and you can have a bit more of  adult-ish conversations. But there is also a downside, and that is that they have the great ability of making you feel really old! For instance…

  1. When they come running in with an ‘hilarious’ video for you to watch and you just sit there straight faced. Seriously someone being totally dramatic about tasting baby food is not bloody funny!
  2. They start having a conversation with you and you either can’t keep up with what they’re saying or half of it doesn’t make any sense. 
  3. When you say “who?” or “why?” etc and they reply with “you seriously don’t know?” And you just want to say “yes, I was just testing you” and instantly change the subject.
  4. You do homework with them and it feels like you’ve not done homework for 70 years.
  5. Your teen comes downstairs dressed (in something you would have worn at her age) and you tell her it’s inappropriate to wear and she needs to change.
  6. When you hear “is that what you’re wearing?”

 

What would you add to the list?

 

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Hi, I am a SAHM to 4. Two teens, a preschooler and a baby. This is where I share some of our ups and downs of life.
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18 Responses to Ways my kids make me feel old!

  1. Kim Carberry says:

    hahaha! Yep. I think I have all those happen to me just in the last couple of days with my tween….lol

  2. Ha this is so true I mentioned to my son that someone we know had split with his girlfriend the reply was mum we say broken up not split up, I stand corrected #teenetweensandbeyond@_karendennis

  3. Oh, so true! I’d add the text language to this list – all the flippin’ abbreviations – can not keep up and if I dare to try they just laugh! #TweensTeensBeyond

  4. When they translate teen talk without you needing to ask. When, why and who decided to take every day words and give them the opposite meaning? #TweenTeenBeyond

  5. chickenruby says:

    oh i know I’m old now, my kids have left home and they openingly call me old fashioned and stuck in my ways because i don’t know how to turn our TV on. I’m 45, i watch tv over the internet, gosh these kids of mine need to catch up to the times

    #TweensTeensBeyond

  6. My teens had to write down the latest cool phrase they are all using at the moment with a translation. It’s definitely the language barrier that gets me the most perhaps seconded with completely inept technical ability. Thanks for linking. #TweensTeensBeyond

  7. I so agree – and yet … I think having them around keeps you young, especially when you’re an ‘old’ mum like me. Without my teen, I’d have no idea about so many things that youngsters consider important and I’d be looking forward to quiet cosy nights in by the telly not heading out to gigs

  8. I so agree – and yet … I think having them around keeps you young, especially when you’re an ‘old’ mum like me. Without my teen, I’d have no idea about so many things that youngsters consider important and I’d be looking forward to quiet cosy nights in by the telly not heading out to gigs

  9. I’m so glad you said the first one! I thought I was a misery! Brilliant. I would add – there is no need to recite word for word every single detail of the video you just watched because that’s just boring. Quicker to watch it myself (and then not laugh) great post! Nicky #tweensteensbeyond

  10. Sharon Parry says:

    Haha I love these. My teens have whole conversations with each other and I can’t make out a word. Mind you, that could be my age-induced hearing loss. I would also include their ability to survive with little sleep and their ability to run up stairs! Thanks so much for joining us at #TweensTeensBeyond.

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