I woke up feeling bossy today. Maybe it had to do with two claims from my insurance company regarding my car. My car, while I was not in it. My car, while it was driven by someone besides my husband or me.
I feel the need to say it like it is. These are not all necessarily directed at my teens – some are general statements regarding youth.
I’ll be back to normal blogging next post. Until then, I have some advice…
- I have read many reports about teens and sleep. Your school district doesn’t care. You need to get up and go to school and start at 7:15. I’m not homeschooling you – adjust.
- If you make a mess, clean it up. Your mother does indeed work here and she’s sick of it.
- I know you need a car. I need a raise. I didn’t get one last year and I won’t get one this year. I’m not Jesus. You can ask but you may not receive.
- Stop expecting every day to be a good time. Most days in the life of an adult are mediocre. That’s okay – it’s normal.
- High school lasts four years – your reputation can last a lifetime. Remember that and act accordingly.
- Using the F-word as every part of English speech doesn’t make you cool or tough; it makes you an offensive idiot.
- Everyone has a story and you probably only know a small part of it. Try not to be judgemental.
- You don’t have to like everyone but you have to try to be nice. It does matter, believe me.
- If we didn’t make mistakes, we would learn nothing. Life is a learning process. A long one. Pay attention.
- Adversity can make you bitter or better. Choose wisely.
- Get a blog. Type out your frustrations. It’s good for you. Tell me your web address and I’ll subscribe.
- Tell you mom that you love her at least once a week. Moms like that sort of thing.
- Believe in things that you cannot see, like love and forgiveness.
- Don’t turn on a red when the other person turning has an arrow. It can be expensive.