Mummy is a very lucky Mummy to have two daughters and two sons – me and my big bro Luke who is 14. He is a fab brother and son, but he drives Mummy potty in some ways. Read on and find out what it is like to have a teen boy in the family….
- You go the fridge, fancying a certain soft drink. Oh there is a completely empty bottle there. The same with ketchup….and milk….
- So, you fancy an ice cold drink of water, you go to the water filter jug in the fridge door……it is empty.
- Oooh you bought a multi pack of crisps as a treat, and just feel like a packet. You go to the cupboard….there is only the empty outer wrapper.
- You dash to the loo in a hurry….you reach for the loo roll…. sitting there is only the empty tube.
- You suddenly notice every glass and every bowl in the kitchen is missing……
- You are leaving the house, all the lights are off. Teen son pops back in for something or other. You remember you have forgotten something so have to pop back in too. Light after light is now on, lighting the way where teen son has been. He is back in the car.
- Mid shower you reach for the shampoo / shower gel. It is empty.
- He offers to make you a coffee. How sweet of him! He forgets the sugar / sweeteners and when you nip out to the kitchen the worktop is swimming in milk and water and sprinkled with coffee granules.
- You remind him 100 times to remember his school book / PE Kit / snack / dinner money. He assures you he has it.
- You get several texts – he had forgotten his school book / PE Kit / snack / dinner money.
Despite all this, having a teen son is wonderful! Watching him grow in confidence, talking to him about his future, seeing him changing into a young man is a privilege. He is a caring, loving boy, with everyone who meets him commenting on how polite and lovely he is. He is doing so well at school and is a joy to teach (say his teachers). At the last parents evening, one teacher told Mummy that she wished she had a class full of students like him.
We love you Luke, even though you do drive us crazy!
Do you have a teen boy in your family?