Though I love my children dearly (even my two teenagers), their condescending tone can really get under my skin.  It’s like they think I’m an idiot, and they clearly find me embarrassing.  

I don’t get it.  It’s not like I’m showing up at school in dirty sweatpants or revealing short skirts and high heels.  I’ve seen the other moms - I know there are many out there who are more embarrassing than me.  (Really.)
That’s why my kids’ attitude bothers me so much.  So lately I’ve begun to retaliate.  How do I do it?   By purposely trying to annoy them.  

I realize it’s immature of me, but I figure if it releases some of my pent up anger, we’re all better off in the long run.

Your teens been dissin' you too?  Here's how to retaliate:

1.    Mispronounce things they hold dear.  Taunt them with statements like, “Is this song by that boy band you like, New Direction?”  (Mom  - It’s One Direction!)  Or, “I don’t know if that Gingham Style song is very appropriate.  I can’t understand the words even!”  And, “Why don’t you post that picture on your Tom-bull page?”  Feign shock when they correct you, each and every time.   

2.    Pretend you signed up to chaperone their field trips or better yet, dances.  Follow through only if feeling really vindictive and have that kind of time to waste.

3.    Be much too interested in their interests.  “So what happened in drama class today?  When will Mr. Pratt start the auditions?  Did he say?  Are you going to audition for the role of Juliet or Nurse?  How many words are in the play?”  Or “How many classes do you have with Dylan this year?  How bout Alissa?  Brynn?  Sabrina?  Garrett?  Jeannie?  Caroline?  Beth?  David?  Avery?  Maddy . . . ?”  Or even better,  “Did Natalie hook up with Derek this summer?  How long have they been together?  Do you think they’ll go to prom?”

4.     Hide their favorite clothes.   Heck, they accuse parents of doing it every day anyway.   Stash their “only good pair of jeans” under the bed.  Hide their favorite black bandeau behind their curtains.  Stow one track shoe in their sock drawer.  (Bonus – this helps prove your point that if they kept their room tidier they could find things easier.)  

5.    When their friends come over to visit, outstay your welcome.  Plop your body on the couch right between them and try really hard to teen talk, “So what movie you watching?  Oh, The Vow?  Get out!  That Channing Tatum is so hot.  It’s redonkuluss!”  Which leads me to . . .

6.    Use their slang, but use it wrong.  “This lasagna is so ghetto . . . Those potholes are sick . . . Pass me the peas, cuz YOLO! . . . Hey there Mr. Car, don’t get all up in my grill . . . Daddy’s gone golfing, you know your baby daddy’s a real playa . . . Wow, our cell phone bill is so high, why they get all chillin on me? . . .  Girls, did you let someone in your back door?  Total Fail.”

7.    Dance.   At home, in the car, in the store - whenever the beat moves you, and the more enthusiastic, the better.

8.    Offer to contact their school.  Whenever they come home whining about some perceived injustice immediately offer to write a strongly worded letter on their behalf.  “Why don’t I email your PE teacher and just explain that you were having your period so you couldn’t jog the whole mile?”  Or,  “I’ll write to your English teacher and tell him your bedtime is 10:00 o’clock and you didn’t have time to write the essay.”  Or, “Another dress code violation?  Let me contact that principal and tell her that I prefer you wear short shorts and see-through tops.”

9.    Comment on Pinterest or their Facebook pages.   It’s best to reserve this only for when you’re really angry.

10.   Exist.

    The other option is to do all that touchy-feely talky stuff that the experts recommend.  Frankly I find these tactics more fun.

Views: 27

Tags: comedy, humor, kids, parenting, teenagers


You need to be a member of Bloggy Moms to add comments!

Join Bloggy Moms





It's Not Wine, It's Mommy Juice

Organized Island

Grace for Moms

WAHM - Passion for Health, Fitness & Success!

Tiffani Goff at Home

Running In Pearls

Chaton's World: A Quest for Balance in Stilettos

Broward Saves- Freebies, Coupons, Deals & More!

Mama's High Strung

Latest Girls - Makeup & Beauty Tips

Katherines Corner - Recipes

Our Stories God's Glory

Branding, Blogging, & Building Your Business Online

Ronda Writes - Humorous Opinions!

Mommy Hiker

Books R Us- A Great Place for Reviews

Pattern Making

Terri's Little Haven (Product Reviews)

Kleinworth & Co

Life O'Kay- Where life is always O'KAY!

Tales From the Motherland

Figuring Out How the Pieces Fit

Moms of Purpose

Robot Mommy

POSH on a Budget

Spa Travel Gal

A Little Claire-ification

The Harried Mom

Little Things, Big Difference


Rabbit And The Fox

Beauty with Mary

Whole Soul Jewelry

The Jenny Evolution. Keep Evolving

The Honey Pie Dialogues

Not My Year Off

It's a Journey: Marketing for Your Home Business!

Boogies N Boo-Boos

Master the Art of Saving- Earn, Save, Spend

The Bizy Mommy | Managing Home & Biz

Be Inspired. Stay Motivated.

Hip-Baby Mama

Tamar Barbash - Mother, Blogger, Social Worker

Scrink, Bring Me Up

Random Babblings

Our Life & Love Story

i SabrinaEspinal

Grandparenting Tips, Articles and Giveaways

Rude Mom Blog

Mama Untangled

Marriage with a Baby Carriage

Blog Based Moms

Mommyjuiced - Wine Makes Me a Better Mom

Wester New Yorker

Mom Behind a Blog

Once Upon a Giggle

Cherry Blossom Love

Missional Women


Saving with Charlotte

Journey of the Bees "Believe in the Impossible"

Amazing Grace and a Safe Haven

Scattered Venus

Mom to Bed by 8

The Two Bite Club

A Real Mother

Suburban Stereotype

Sticky Floors, Happy Kids

Gone Green Mama

Moms with a Blog

Hapa Mom - A journey to a simple, happy life

Another Cent Saved Saves you $$

The Pet Blog Lady

Organized Island

BirthTouch Coaching

Saving with Sara

Blushing Bee By Me

Domestic Executive Online

Mother & Fitness

The Nerdy Nurse


Artistic Bent

Mom's Lifesavers

My Life on a Platter

Mrscpkc – Personal Memoir and Lifestyle Blog

Mommy Loves Martinis

Blog At Home Mom

Aspiring Super Woman

Inspired Passions

~Girlfriends Are Like Shoes ~

MamaMouse-Disney World Site for Moms

WDW Dreamin'

The Sticky Mom

Preschool Activities and Parenting by MomTrusted

TOT Runway

Yum! recipes 4 NJ #Sandy relief

FREE Homeschooling Tips and Resources

Gladiator in Heels


CT Mommy Blog

Toronto Mama

One Income Life

InnArtvation Studio

Minimees x 4

When Tara Met Blog

You surround me with songs of deliverance

Yay Baby!

Melissa's Southern Style Kitchen

2 Girls and a Crazy Dog

The Small Things

The Simplified Family

Simply Anchored - Life Lived Simply

Here is What I Think...

Parenting with Parents

Expat Aussie Mama in Croatia

The Sisterhood of Spiritual Single Moms

Glori Online- Blessed with Pink & Blue

Jacquelynne Steves: The Art of Home

Too MOD Mama


I eat pop tarts

Redefining Mom- A Working Mom's Blog

Jaime Loves Stuff

The Wellness Journey

Laura Kelly Designs

Spa Travel Gal Ava

Two Lines to Rule Them All

Mommy Needs A Break

Snappy Momma


Dancing on the Edge of Sanity

Lil' Face's Mom Has a Blog

Ancestreats - Share Recipes & Foodoirs

Sweet Leigh Mama

A Mom's Point of View

Everyone Needs Mom

Faith and Family Reviews

Sandy Toes Creations

Fashionista Momma

The Wellness Journey

Living in Mommywood

Familial Ramblings

Sincerely, Mindy

Pandora's Craft Box

Gazing In - Life, Family & Food

Bella Vida by Letty

Organized Island

Our Brown-Eyed Girl

A Mix of 6

3 Stages Of Girl

Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

Flour On My Face

A Mommy and Her Two Sweet Boys with Autism

Confessions of a Wrap Mom

Picking Up the Pennies

Lovely Little You

Celebrate Woman Today

The Homesteading Hippy

Fine Art Mom

The Bluebird Patch

Central Coast Couponista

This Mommy Cooks Dinner

Susan K Mann

Baby Doodah!


Mama(s) Around the House

A Fletchers Diary

Single Mom Debt Solutions Blog

SAHM I am. Cocktail I want

Weaning My Family From Processed Foods

Chicken Scratch

Little Purple Room

Busy Mom Monologues

Six Pack Mommy

Julie Valerie's Book Blog

The Momista Diaries

Homeschool Inspiration

Virtuosa Diaries Uugh...

Bella Home Goods

Rebecca Rose Blog

Learn Create Launch

In The Know with Jo

Nature Inspired Ideas For Your Home

A beautiful mess

Digi Mama's

Allyson's Wonderland

Wiregrass Parenting

Carries Kiddie Closet

Katherines Corner

Gluten Free Jersey Girl

Honey's Life

Barbara's Blog

My Couponing Life

ButeauFull Chaos

BonBon Rose Girls

Stories from a mother of boys


Mainorville Pop. 3

Mama Knows Nest

San Diego Mom of 2

Single Mom Debt Solutions Blog

Do It All Moms Blog

SexyMoxieMama - Fitness, Fun, Family

Intentional parenting for the next gen

Sassy Dove | Makeup Reviews & How-Tos

Smellyann's Blahg

A Perfect Extra Chromosome

A Mom In Vegas


Walk Memory Lane

Mama's High Strung

It's Organised: gift-giving inspiration

Find out how to win A Game Of Diapers

Momma Roars

You're Gonna Get Poned, Dad

3 Bros Flying Circus

Grace & Josie

Fitness Mom Wine Country

Heartbeats Soul Stains

Home my Heaven

Sensitive and Extraordinary Kids

Manicures & Extra Sprinkles... Please!

A Journey in Mindful Mothering


Fabulous Perks

DIY Swank

The Jess Elaine

Starting Over as Ms - A Journey

Mommy's Bundle

The Mom Life

The Rollercoasters in Life

Black Mothering

Game of Diapers

Home Biz Mom

Slightly Hippie Housewife of Suburbia

Wedding Rings to Teething Rings

Comeback Momma

My StylePad - Declutter, Style, Design!

Corner of Park and France

My Sweet Homeschool

The Land of Sweet

Three Busy Bees

Barb Best | I Feel Your Pain

The Parenting Experience

Together We Roam

Immigrant Mommy


The GIT Mom Blog

Seeing the Lighter Side of Parenting

Leapfrog and Lipgloss

Inspiring Women

Times Squared

Kathryn Dahlstrom

Like a Bump on a Blog


Tell It Once And For Autism

Ravishing in Plaid

- Get your blog listed here -

© 2014   Created by Tiffany Noth.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service

Back to Top Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...