Being a parent is hard and our children do not come with manuals. Being a teenager is hard and we parents do not come with manuals either.
The problem with being a teenager is that it is like a roller coaster. It is a bit exhausting being a teenager and just as exhausting for parents who have to live with one. One minute they are happy and the next minute they want to scream at the world. I recall seeing a television program that talked about teens and the program explained in-depth that the teen brain is still “under construction”. The impulsiveness, the mood swings, and all that other crazy stuff is an important process in the brains development. I am sure glad to know that there is a reason for all this madness. I have to laugh when my daughter tells me that I don’t know what it is like to be a teenager. Good lord, do you think I could forget. I remember it starting out all awkward and stressful but I also remember it getting better. That is what I want my daughter to understand. It gets better!
I asked my daughter to share some thoughts with us. Things that us “Parents” should know. If she feels this way I’m sure there are other teens that feel the same. I’m proud of my daughter for being a voice. Asking her to do the video is one more way for me to understand and to continue to stay connected with her. Parents talk to your teenagers and teenagers talk to your parents. We parents are not as lame as you think we are and we love you more than you could ever imagine.
Here what my teen has to say:
I’m feeling a bit under the weather today. I’m not sure what got me but I’m pretty sure it had something to do with all the hacking a sniffling my hubby did all weekend. Thanks honey! Although my nose has been stuffy all day I am going to keep trying the mind over matter thing and hope that I can convince myself that I am not catching anything. The UPS man did bring me my pan lid holder today. I did put all the lids in that but I am not sure that is exactly what I was looking for. Some of the knobs on my lids are large so they do not fit properly in the holder. It does serve its purpose I guess.
I was a little disappointed that the lid holder was the only product I received today but at the same time since I am under the weather I probably would have skipped out on cleaning under the sink anyway. Maybe tomorrow I will have several things delivered. My kitchen items are just a few of the items I’ve ordered. I have some more exciting things on the way as well. I save that for another day.
Don’t you just love receiving goodies in the mail or by UPS. Oh, I do, I do!!!
I wanted to remind everyone about the $25 Amazon gift card giveaway I have going on. Remember to check under the current giveaways. I also hope to receive some more ideas on organizing in the comments. Don’t be shy! I know there are tons of you organizers out there and I would be so honored if you would share. It is easy to enter.
I’m off to try to get some sleep to get over this “blah” feeling.
I am giving away a $25 Amazon Gift card and a $10 Amazon Gift Card. In order to win you must enter the raffle by: 1) Tweeting about the giveaway, 2) like my Facebook page, 3) follow me on twitter, 4) comment on my Kitchen Organization blog post. The winner of the raffle chosen by rafflecopter will receive the $25 Amazon Gift Card. The winner of the $10 Amazon Gift Card will be selected based on the submitted idea and if I use that submitted idea in my Kitchen Org Project. You must have a valid email and be willing to share that email with me if you are the winner. The raffle will start on February 22, 2013 at 12 midnight CST, The raffle will end on March 15, 2013 at 12 CST. The winner will be announced on Sunday March 17, 2013 by mention in my blog and will also be contacted via email. It is possible to win the $25 Amazon Gift Card and the $10 Amazon Gift Card if your name is randomly chosen as the raffle winner and your idea is also the idea I choose to use in my Kitchen Org Project. You must have a valid email. I will be sending the Amazon Gift Card via email unless otherwise discussed and agreed upon. If you have questions about this giveaway please use the Contact Me tab at the top of this page.