Parenting teens is a rollercoaster — just ask the parents of Twitter
If you’re the parent of a teen, first of all, *pours you a drink*. It’s rough out there, right? Teens are amazing and smart and funny. They’re like mini adults with thoughts, feelings, and opinions. So many opinions. Parenting teens can be equal parts frustrating and gratifying. It can also be hilarious, as the funny parents of Twitter prove with these LOL-funny tweets about life with teens.
Like we said, they have feelings. But sometimes, all that drama backfires and you just have to laugh — though it’s probably best to not let them hear you unless you feel like hearing even more drama.
Teen tried to make a dramatic exit by slamming my door, but there was a towel on the knob. No slam, & no dignity for her as I died laughing.
— Stephanie Ortiz (@Six_Pack_Mom) November 2, 2017
Either it’s boatloads of drama or radio silence. There’s no in-between TBH.
Don't give up hope, parents of uncommunicative teens. Today my newly-chatty son said "nah" only three hours after I asked him a question.
— Housewife of Hell (@HousewifeOfHell) October 16, 2016
But when the communication gets flowing, things sometimes get a little confusing.
Teen [on hold]: It says to put in my card number followed by the pound sign.
Teen: What’s a pound sign?
Me: Ugh. It’s the hashtag symbol.
Teen: THEN WHY DON’T THEY JUST SAY THAT.
Me: This is why no one my age likes anyone your age.
— Rodney Lacroix (@moooooog35) January 31, 2019
All that can be solved by spending a little time with them. They love it.
Spend quality time with your kids. Force them hold your hand and skip with you. Do this with your teens. Do it at the mall.
— Abe Yospe (@Cheeseboy22) June 5, 2018
But forget having meaningful chit-chats before noon.
Waking teens up for school is a lot of fun because who doesn’t love hearing yelling & slamming doors at 6:30am?
— Sarcastic Mommy (@sarcasticmommy4) October 18, 2018
And be ready to find things where you wouldn’t expect to.
Found a chewed apple core in our shower #teens
— Andy Richter (@AndyRichter) October 5, 2017
In fact, you might just want to stay out of their rooms altogether.
Whenever my teen cleans his room, I get a brand new set of dishes.
— MomofTeen (@MomofTeen) March 15, 2016
It’s…uh…well, it’s freaking disgusting.
Here’s a little song I wrote about cleaning my teenager’s room it’s called “There’s a Sandwich in the Bed” and a one and a two
— Rodney Lacroix (@moooooog35) March 20, 2019
But you can find revenge in surprisingly satisfying ways.
Sitting at a baseball game is fun but sitting behind 3 teenage girls & ruining their Snapchat stories is way more enjoyable.
— Sarcastic Mommy (@sarcasticmommy4) April 28, 2018
And you’re going to want to inflict it after one too many Axe body spray headaches.
According to my teenage sons the appropriate number of squirts of Axe Body Spray is somewhere between 38 and 579.
— Lady Lawya (@Parkerlawyer) March 27, 2017
Like, people TRIED to warn us.
[Me before teens]
*super irritated that people always say, “Oh you think it’s bad now just wait til they’re teens…”*
[Me after teens]
GOD HELP US THEY WERE RIGHT
— TheBabyLady (@thebabylady7) December 11, 2017
But we had to figure it out on our own — and get very crafty.
Just changed the Netflix password so my teenager has to come out of his room to talk to me.
— Wendi Aarons (@WendiAarons) October 16, 2016
Even though sometimes, you’ll just want them to be your baby again.
At the airport.
Just kissed 13yo son on his forehead.
He reacted like Dracula getting impaled by a wooden stake.
— Steve Olivas (@steveolivas) May 5, 2017
And once in awhile, they’ll surprise you.
My teenage son just took out the trash without being asked.
Should I be alarmed?
This. Is. Not. A. Drill.
— Lady Lawya (@Parkerlawyer) May 16, 2018
That’s just life with teens — and we wouldn’t change it for the world.