Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Lies of the American Teenager

Its seems that in the time between my teenage years and now there's been a shift in teenager/parent relationships.

As in, some parents actually believe the things their teenagers tell them these days, unlike mine did all those years ago.

Yesterday, after calling a mom and explaining that her daughter was putting her hand on her hip and giving me sass (save it, sister), I had to then listen to said daughter whine "I promise I wasn't getting an attitude mommmmmmmmyyyy."

Oh. Please.

The surprising part is that her mom actually fell for it. For realz?

"She said she didn't have an attitude", the mom politely explained to me over the phone.

My response? "Um, ma'am? I honestly have better things to do than to make up lies about 14 year olds, especially while I have a classroom full of students."

In the end, she believed me, but still. It left a bad taste in my mouth. I'm pretty sure my parents had an unspoken agreement that anything that came out of my mouth between the ages of 12 and 19 was a lie. And for the most part? They were right.

Funny how that works.


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