Friday, September 12, 2008

Teenagers

Teenagers reside at our home...so we are always in a state of "uncertainty". Meaning that as parents, we are new to this teenage thing, and the teenagers seem to change daily or hourly! There is no rhyme or reason to a teenager's attitude. This is a time of adjusting as we can range from hormonal flair ups followed by loving gestures and words in the space of 15 minutes! I've been reading, researching, praying and trying to figure out why they think and act so much different than they used to, but this phase is a growth period and is vital to who they are becoming. I found this description which fit teenagers pretty well. If you have teenagers, you can relate.

Teenagers - the epidemic

Most teenagers are a metamorphosis caught in the middle, like a worm transforming into a moth. They have lost the legs of youth, but haven't yet gained the wings of adulthood.

Teenagers don't make sense or cents, but cost us dollars. They eat ravenously, sleep like it is an incurable disease, and work like communists whose government has collapsed. The boys act like young bucks and the girls spend more time in the mirror than a fifty year old Miss America. If you are willing to believe them, they are experts on everything and the only one in the family with any deep, sensitive feelings. They are capable of straightening out the world, but can't get up early enough to present their ideas to the board. You have to handle them as carefully as a newborn and give them the respect of a co worker.
Finally, all they want is to be independent, make their own decisions, be their own persons, manage their own time and spend your money.
If there weren't so many of them, they would be amusing. It's a disease we've all had. Thankfully, you only catch it once.

5 comments:

  1. Cute! I like the 'spend your money part.': )
    I have two teens and I KNOW the feeling. They are fun and frustrating aren't they?!

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  2. I'm praying very hard to stay close to me teens and to still be able to influence and guide them. It's scary to think that right now they could make very bad decisions, which could affect the rest of their lives. They can also make very good decisions, if they are using good judgement and trusting the Lord. I pray that my children will lean on the Lord. Bless you and have a great day. Cute poem. Kathi

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  3. oh, i hope there are those willing to share this info in about five years....i will so need it then!

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  4. Hi - Just wanted to let you know that I passed an award on to you today.
    Have a great week.

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  5. I have to say we missed you too this weekend. I always look forward to your post for Spiritual Sundays.
    Blessings,
    Charlotte

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