Who Else Wants to Sell Their Teenagers?

He's adorable right???

Oh I know what you're all thinking!  Look at that adorable, fun loving, sweet boy that is posing for such a cute picture....how could his mother ever be mad at that face??  Trust me on this one people, that is NOT the face of an angel.  That is the face of a teenage boy, and that in and of itself is enough said, especially for those of you that are parents.  You know what I'm talking about....you just don't want to admit it.  None of you want to be the ones to come right out and admit out loud that YOU KNOW WHY SOME ANIMALS EAT THEIR YOUNG!!  Ok, Ok, perhaps that's a little harsh for some of you to admit...I won't make you go quite that far, but suffice to say, it's a darn good thing most days that the boy is cute cuz sometimes it's all that saves him!

Today is his first day of Christmas break.  And he is off until January 18th because he will be starting a new school program and won't be going back the same time as the other kids.  So if you don't see any more posts from me after this one, it's either because they've put me in the mental ward as they have found me screaming running naked down the street, OR I've run away from home and nobody can find me and I don't want them to track me through HubPages.  So I will say my tentative goodbyes now!  :)

Let's see, I believe he came out of his bedroom sometime around 12:00 or 1:00 this afternoon...which was fine, I did not bother him any sooner as he is crabby and did not want to get yelled at.  I figure it like this, don't poke the hibernating bear!  So he comes downstairs, and he proceeds to ask if he can open a Christmas present, No of course is the answer to this, why doesn't he ever get the biggest present under the tree, which I patiently explain it is not about the size of the gift (yes believe it or not I did tell my son size doesn't matter) and that I spent the same amount of money on him and his brother. 

From there he proceeded to ask me if I would buy him a tattoo for Christmas, "No son", can he get on "legal" steroids so he can get really "ripped" muscles, "No son", well then can we go right now and get him protein shakes so he can get really "ripped", "No son", can we go get his hair cut (this one is ironic because five minutes before I said you need your hair trimmed and he very curtly told me he wasn't getting his hair cut at all!), "Not right now son it's snowing outside and I don't want to go that far in the car".  He then proceeded to nag for a car, which he can't even drive as he has no drivers license yet.  At this point he got fed up and went back upstairs.  I thought, AHHHH peace and quiet.  HAHA  you'd think I'm a brand new mom or an idiot for thinking such a silly thought.  We then got blessed with listening to some loud thumping rap music, I believe to "punish" me for saying no to all his other requests.

After going upstairs myself and picking up all his wet towels and dirty cloths from his shower, I got myself dressed, and prepared to go to the post office.  We sell on ebay to make a living since my husband had to quit working due to Multiple Sclerosis, and one of my daily chores is to take all packages to our local post office.  This is only a couple blocks from our home, so I didn't mind this drive.  I ask my "lovely" son if he will go with to help me carry as we had a lot of packages today.  He helps carry the boxes to the car, and then proceeds to get in the drivers seat saying "Let me drive Mom".  Now, he's already driven once, without my knowledge, in somebody elses car, and got caught by the police and brought home to me when he was still only 14.  This resulted in a trip to court, an almost $200 fine, which I made him pay out of his money in the bank, and a 6 hour drivers safety course that he had to take, (yes they made him take drivers safety class at 14 with no license!).  So of course, I said "No son you can't drive".  At this point he got out of the car and was refusing to come with me.  After numerous attempts on my part to get him in the car he finally, sullenly, got in the passenger seat.  I drive us to the Post Office, where Mr. Charm and Personality refuses to get out and help me carry any packages.  I make two trips, carrying all my items into the Post Office, and when I come back out to go home, guess who is no longer in the car?  (At least he didn't drive it home without me!)  He walked home, to punish me!  Silly him, I just enjoyed the peace and quiet!

He has since removed himself from the house, down the road three houses to his best friends house, where I am sure he will remain until the latest possible moment, to further punish us for saying no to him.  And I'm sure there are a few more things he "nagged" for  today that my brain has just let go of to preserve what tiny bit of my sanity is still rattling around in there.  Wish me luck folks, I'm not sure how I'm going to make it through the rest of break!

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North Wind 5 years ago from The World (for now)

Good Luck! I tell you, teenagers can be the most infuriating people! Maybe you should give him a dose of his own medicine lol!


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Twilight Lawns 5 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

Lovely, Angie. I started laughing when I saw the title, almost cried with laughter when I came to the part about animals eating their young, and continued laughing and smiling till I got to the last full stop. Thank you. It was refreshingly good.


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

Good luck ... that so reminded me of my brother-in-law when he was younger (and even in his 20s as of right now) Thanks for my hope that my kids will only get worse as they get older! LOL Great hub


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AngRose 5 years ago Author

NorthWind, Thank you for the luck, I'm afraid I'm going to need it! I've tried returning his behavior back on him, but I'm afraid he's much better at it than I am!


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AngRose 5 years ago Author

TwighlightLawns, I am glad I put a smile on your face good friend. It is always nice to know you've brightened someone elses day with your misfortunes! :) Kidding of course, but it is so nice to hear your praise.


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AngRose 5 years ago Author

BarberGirl28, I'm very sorry for shattering any illusions you might have had that you were going to enjoy your kids when they became teenagers, but I feel it's my duty to crush those silly hopes in as many parents as possible so they know what to look forward to! LOL Thanks for your kind comments.


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LaurieDawn 5 years ago

And Ang.....he isn't coming to my house for break!!! LOL!!! Even tho I love him dearly! I still have two of my own!

Love ya,

Laur


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AngRose 5 years ago Author

Laur,

If you were a good sister you would take him, for at least a month or two! Come on, he plays well with your two..and once you have two, what's one more??

Love you,

Ang


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Twilight Lawns 5 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

Well earned praise, Angie, well earned. I love your style.


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Bel Marshall 5 years ago from Michigan

I am the mother of a teen daughter. I know the day will come when I will miss the days of can I get a tattoo (see it's not just your child), can I get my lip pierced and oh yeah...I want to quit school but right now, I would just be happy for one day without having to tell her no for every other request when she already knows the answer!


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AngRose 5 years ago Author

Bel,

I'm glad to see I'm not alone in this scary endeavor! And I can totally agree with you on the being happy to not have to say no for just one day....why oh why do they persist with these questions when they already know the answer? I just don't get it!


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Bel Marshall 5 years ago from Michigan

LOL the one bit of comfort in all of this...eventually they will have teenagers of their own! Grandchildren, a parents revenge!


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden

This is an entirely correct description of a life with a teenager! Sometimes I think to my self; if I only could get one day without her wanting or needing something right now! You really get many chances to practice the skill of making fast and firm decisions:) Your story is also funny and written with much love! Voted up!


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AngRose 5 years ago Author

Thoughtforce, thanks so much for your vote and your kind comments! And good luck on that day without nagging...although I think you have to wait until she's grown to get it! LOL


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Twilight Lawns 5 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

Is that the picture of the son you are trying to sell? He looks so pleasant. But then again, my friend, they say that if the Devil looked as evil as he really was he would not have the following that he has. Maybe your young man is just an Angel on the outside but... I'll leave the rest to you.


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AngRose 5 years ago Author

Did I forget to mention that he also came downstairs that day with my pair of diamond earrings in his ears just to "see what they looked like on him Mom"? And I thought I would avoid all that "borrowing" of my stuff if I had sons! HA


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Twilight Lawns 5 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

Cherish this beast in your midst. I feel he may be verging on the wonderful. OK, so he pees on the toilet seat... It's all a matter of being able to aim. He could be peeing on the sofa, or your favourite aunt when she comes to tea.

I love the idea of him coming down wearing your diamond earrings. Were they your best pair? Did he look splendid in them?

The guy sounds so well balanced and happy within himself (and if pressed, I feel he might admit to adoring you, too, my friend).


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jimagain 5 years ago from Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Teenagers? I don't think you can even give them away. Hilarious stuff! Awesome Hub.

In the grand scheme of life, teenageers help to restore the equilibrium of the universe. Think of them as Natures' mechanism of retribution; to punish us for what we did to our parents. Fret not! Rest secure in the knowledge that they too will one day have teens of their own. Then you can feign sympathy on the outside while you secretly chortle with glee on the inside at their plight. That's how mature adults deal with it.


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AngRose 5 years ago Author

Jim,

I'm not even going to pretend sympathy for this one, I'm going to laugh like heck and say haha son those teens are your payback for everything you put me through!!! LOL


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I had to stop for this one! I mean, my oldest is 22 so you'd think I'm over it. Nope, I got an 11 & 9 year old girl to come.

I remember taking the "teen" to get her school uniform. The lady handed me a little extra strip that she had cut from the bottom of the skirt while hemming. She said, "oh would you like me to make you a matching head band?" and I said dryly, "how about a matching gag instead?"

You know what I mean! Lol!


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AngRose 5 years ago Author

LOL I know exactly what you mean...if I could get away with it half the time he would have duct tape over his mouth!!!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Oh if division of family service didn't exist, I would have tied her up and kept her in the baasement:)! I visualized it many times anyhow!


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AngRose 5 years ago Author

Maybe just the dreaming about it can keep us going!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Yes - at least the sleeping part is a bit of relief! Ha!


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

LOL all I can say is LOL! And RH, yep, they're just amazingly sweet when they're asleep. Love this hub! Makes me glad mine has his own family to worry after now LOL! :)


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Look AngRose - party at your house! Kats here:) lol!


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

:::with Mimosa gear in pack pack::: FLYING right on over. But NONE FOR THE UNDER AGE DRIVING SON! Although we might need a sober driver. LOL! (don't tell him I said that, no encouraging him!) Shhhh. :P


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Laurel was my designated driver a couple of times! She drove me and my friends to a couple of concerts. I mean who doesn't want to drink a couple at a concert? Cheers:=)


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

OH that's totally unheard of, if you don't drink at a concert, then why go! I mean, you might remember who threw up on you, or what songs they played.. no, it's a must to drink at a concert! ::clink:: cheers too!


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Or you might actually remember the concert!


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AngRose 5 years ago Author

LOL Glad to have you ladies partying at my house...but if you make any of those gross type of messes, you clean them up!!! haha


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

Yeah that too! I had a friend (who ended up being a stalker, but he died so no worries there anymore) lol, but he kept all his concert tickets on a mirror behind the door (men??) lol I wonder if that was his way of remembering he actually went! lol. (I say "had" because he ended up stalking me after my divorce and I wasn't into him, but then he died, so no more stalking worries)


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

AR: (That means you're in the making to enter the superhero club) lol I ALWAYS clean up my messes at parties! I'm the weirdo who actually pours out my backwash before I toss a beer can/bottle into the recycle bin. Sometimes I'm too nice I guess. lol. I've even stayed the night a few times (I never drink/drive) so I've helped my friend clean up, and have arrived early and helped set up too. But if I wake up with a raging headache I get a couple of hours to come to my senses, but will always help ya clean up! :)


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Well I sure hope no one left a mess - I must have passed out! I barely remember anything!


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AngRose 5 years ago Author

Katharella cleaned up after you RH. You were wild, dancing on my table, singing, it was crazy. Then you passed out. We drew funny faces on you with lipstick and stuff, then took pictures for later blackmailing. We figure we can get you to do stuff for us if we threaten to show those pictures to your hubby. HAHA

Katharella, I think you should live here...you clean up real good, and I'm lazy! HAHA


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

I'll fly right over with my Superhero garb on, (most likely Wonder Woman costume, it makes me have that hourglass figure as opposed to the cape) I'll be armed with my swiffer and dust-it's and whip right though there like you never knew there was a mess. (oh and shhh don't tell RH that we took pix! I already posted them! She's getting a following as I type, I don't know if that's a mess I can fix) Shhhhhh!!! hehehe


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AngRose 5 years ago Author

Oh man, I forgot I wasn't supposed to tell her! Hopefully she didn't hear me spouting my big mouth off! How many followers does she have so far? She is going to be soooo surprised! I love what that Wonder Woman costume does for your figure, I'm jealous. I have to get myself in gear and do all the stuff I'm supposed to do to be a superhero...I sure can do the babbling nonsense hub alright, just worried it might not entertain you all...you're all soooo awesome. :)


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I've done worse I'll bet! I would tell all too cuz that's the kind of girl I am, ya know? I just can't remember:) Haha! Hey ever body! Let's party!


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

AR: Yeah, the Wonder Woman costume is done more for the female superhero in history! (I think other than She-Ra) But I think BBG has her covered! lol, Now I have a friend who says The Scarlett Witch gets the most male votes, but it just sounds more villain-ish, but they think she's the most sexy. Men, well, they sell their brains, so what else do they think with! I guess you need to think that one up AR!

RH: Good, good to know I'm not the only one who'll possibly end up in prison! Then I can make YOU hide the shiv (evil laughter) lol. At least you'll be drunk so you won't notice the pain until it's too late! (and I'll have to scrub it good before I want it back) LOL. Ok, I think it could be time to break out the Mimosa's. Where's BBG, anybody know? She might be on her way back home. She could alert us though! Sheesh. lol All that family priority n' stuff LOL! :) heh.

Oh and P.S. She's got thousands of followers, due to the nature of the pictures, but don't tell her so we don't have to share the money that is rollin' in ::ahem:: LOL! They don't know she's gonna be gettin' shivved! ::shivver:: LOL


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Katharella 5 years ago from Lost in America

OH AR: Question on that book about staying connected to your teen. Would that be by cuffs or shackles or tether.. just wondering, not that I want one, just in case ya know. The book could come in hand for just men in general. lol


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Oh no we can just make a shiv on the inside of the prison Kat! It'll be like a fun craft! I think they use a toothbrush and burn it and scrape it and stuff till it's real sharp. I hear Popsicle stubs are handy in the pen too!

Sorry AngRose - don't let the kids see this!


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AngRose 5 years ago Author

Katharella, I think I want to wear a gothic looking type suit thingy...sort of Renaissance Fair look...with long flowy sleeves. I will have to work on this further. Of course, first I have to go do my homework and even be accepted as a Superhero so I guess I can't jump the gun on the costume! Yikes!

And the whole tethering my teen thing, I don't really want him tethered to me all the time, that would make me even crazier than I already am, and that's pretty crazy!! I did duct tape him to his brother one time. They wouldn't quit fighting and I told them if they didn't I would tape their arms together so they had to be together. They didn't quit fighting, I duct taped their wrists. At first they thought it was funny, then they were upset when each of them had to go to the bathroom, use your imagination which number they had to go, and they had to sit with one another while they went. They were better for a long time after that. But don't tell DCFS I did it ok?? Haha...they weren't young when I did it, not too young anyway, so maybe DCFS would understand! Oh geez, I shouldn't tell you guys this stuff! Although you're the ones doing crazy things with shivs so why am I feeling strange??? :)

I agree KRella on not telling RH about the money, let's spend it on ourselves! I can see why she has lots of followers, she's very pretty, and she looks about 25 in those pictures! Yikes!

And don't worry RH about the kids reading this, they can probably teach us a few things!! haha

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