FYI

by Marinka on July 13, 2011

My daughter has been thirteen for less than two weeks and yesterday we had this conversation:

Me: I don’t appreciate your giving me attitude.

Daughter: I’m not giving you attitude. I’m a teenager, and teenagers have mood swings, in case I’m the first one you’ve ever met. Eyeroll.

Me: Did you just say Eyeroll?

Daughter: I wouldn’t have to if you’d been looking at me.

One year ago ...

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Anthony from CharismaticKid
Twitter:
July 13, 2011 at 5:37 am

Looks like you’re rubbing off on someone. 😉 ARE YOU HAPPY NOW?!

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From Belgium July 13, 2011 at 6:29 am

Looks like the good times are just beginning

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Alison@Mama Wants This
Twitter:
July 13, 2011 at 7:10 am

You only have 5 years of that left.

Yippee?

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Becky
Twitter:
July 13, 2011 at 7:22 am

Do I see a Daughterhood in NYC blog coming soon?

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Gdot July 13, 2011 at 8:46 am

Aaahhh doesn’t that make you want to just hug her …..nice and tight…..you know, till her eyes pop out?

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Whitney
Twitter:
July 13, 2011 at 8:50 am

I am so very sorry that I laughed at this. As I am sure it was at your expense. But your daughter… hysterical!

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dusty earth mother July 13, 2011 at 9:27 am

She literally said “Eyeroll”? ok, kind of in pain here, partly from laughing and partly because knowing my kid, she’ll be doing this when she’s 8, not 13. But you realize, of course, that she is a chip off the old block. Another one of those American expressions that is annoyingly appropriate.

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Megan July 13, 2011 at 9:45 am

*grinning*

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Brittany (BrittanyandTahn) July 13, 2011 at 9:47 am

Freaking hilarious.

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awesome dude July 13, 2011 at 9:48 am

By these definitions I am also a teenager. Eyeroll.

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ChiTown Girl July 13, 2011 at 9:51 am

bwah hahahaha!!!

Hmmm…Why does the phrase, “You reap what you sow,” keep popping into my head? 😉

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Fran July 13, 2011 at 9:56 am

I’ll be using the “Eyeroll” line on my beloved, since our 17 YO is getting to be a bit past that stage. Hubs doesn’t always look at me when I roll my eyes, though. Nice to know I can just narrate that part.

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Donna July 13, 2011 at 9:58 am

Damn kids are lazy these days. Is it too much effort to actually roll their eyes?

Also, while we’re on the topic, what’s the keyboard shortcut for “eyeroll”?

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Lynn MacDonald (All Fooked Up)
Twitter:
July 13, 2011 at 9:58 am

Wow…you CAN’T tell that SHE’S your daughter.

In other words: you’re totally screwed. At least until she’s 23. Call for commiseration.

Just saying…

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Heather July 13, 2011 at 10:07 am

I can’t believe God cheated me out of having a daughter.

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DawnA July 13, 2011 at 10:34 am

Seriously do they pass out some kind of manual when they turn 13? Brats!

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thatgirlblogs July 13, 2011 at 10:41 am

I have 2 teenagers and I am right. there. with you.

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Yuliya
Twitter:
July 13, 2011 at 10:57 am

I think it’s lovely that she is sharing her feelings with you. Now you share your feelings with her, your feelings of the need to confine sassy teens to their rooms…

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Phoenix Rising
Twitter:
July 13, 2011 at 11:44 am

I feel so much better knowing I’m not the only one…. 🙂

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tracy
Twitter:
July 13, 2011 at 12:44 pm

I think we need her side of the story. Also, I hope you giggled when she said eyeroll. That is lovely.

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Marinka July 13, 2011 at 2:25 pm

HER SIDE OF THE STORY?!

Why don’t you just rub that salt lick all over my wounds?

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magpie July 13, 2011 at 2:33 pm

i thank you for giving me a taste of the sorts of things that are in my future.

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A Mommy in the City
Twitter:
July 13, 2011 at 2:50 pm

LOL. Oh boy! You still have 6 more years of the “teenager” excuse!

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Anna Nonamus
Twitter:
July 13, 2011 at 4:25 pm

I have a 15 year old daughter. I very strongly feel your pain. Kids can be assholes.

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kimberly July 13, 2011 at 5:09 pm

Mine is the same age. I let her have a sleepover last weekend. It will be the last one for a long time. They went into the family room at 1:30 am… to play Clue. With all the lights on. And the TV with surround sound. When I got up to tell her it was late, she said “we’re playing Clue”. And didn’t stop. I decided to let it go and leave her dad a text message for in the morning “she is stupid with the pushing her luck… last sleepover for a while”. A few minutes later I get a text from HER from HER phone telling me not to call her stupid. SHE WENT INTO MY HUSBAND’S PHONE TO READ ME TEXT! That is when I lost it. Unfortunately she is my step daughter so I can’t beat her.

I feel your pain.

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Peajaye
Twitter:
July 13, 2011 at 6:03 pm

What I love most about this is that I imagine YOU being the one on your smart phone, texting, and she was the one trying to make eye contact.

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The Flying Chalupa
Twitter:
July 13, 2011 at 6:21 pm

Man, she is too funny. Which I’m sure was your first thought as well, right?

You have some glorious years ahead of you!

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joeinvegas July 13, 2011 at 6:35 pm

One of my favorite cartoons: woman walking with her young daughter, who has just done something. Mother says ‘I hope that you end up with a daughter just like you so that you find out how difficult you are’. Daughter responds ‘Funny, grandma says that she used to say exactly the same thing to you’.

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Erin@MommyontheSpot July 13, 2011 at 8:39 pm

Yikes!!

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MommyTime
Twitter:
July 13, 2011 at 9:05 pm

This strikes mortal terror into the hearts of anyone with a daughter who has not yet reached puberty. Thanks a lot. I needed that tonight. 😉

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Homschlr4ever
Twitter:
July 14, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Wait until they can eyeroll without actually doing it. Sounds impossible, right. It’s not. Trust me – one 16 year old and 0ne 19 year and they’re GOOD at it. How do you refuse to feed someone when you can’t actually prove that they rolled their eyes at you? Forget the over exaggerated sighs that are explained away by asthma. Monsters are being created right in front of our noses and we can’t even pinpoint the problem.

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Karen in East Texas July 14, 2011 at 6:24 pm

Oh I’m so with you on this and I hate to burst anyone’s bubble, but it’s not just girls. I have a 19 yr old son who is driving me crazy. Mood swings, eye rolling, deep sighs and then there’s the comment, “but Mom I’m 18, I should be able to do what I want to.” Yeah Right … not in Momma’s World buddy.

He has one more year of college, then he wants to move to Austin. Somedays when I’m completely stressed I think that I can’t wait til he moves out and I eventually get to where I miss him. I know I would miss him though, eyerolls and all.

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Kristine
Twitter:
July 15, 2011 at 8:40 am

That was hilarious. But I’m totally laughing with you. Or, maybe it’s your daughter.

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Zina July 16, 2011 at 3:23 am

I am laughing so hard I can hardly breathe.

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Suniverse
Twitter:
July 17, 2011 at 10:38 am

Evidently your daughter does not realize that as a parent of a teenager, you can HEAR the eyeroll even if you are not looking straight at her [which you probably couldn’t see what with the BANGS ALL OVER HER FACE, OMG, USE A HAIRCLIP. Sorry. Maybe that’s just in my house.].

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