Why teenagers are like zombies, an odd birthday post
My teen-aged son is sick right now, the poor dear. His illness and 102. degree fever kept us home on New Year’s Eve and had us at the doctor bright and early on Monday morning.
The conclusion? A sinus infection and a (double, meaning both ears) ear infection.
“The Boy” as I like to call him here in the blogosphere….is about to be 14. Like Thursday he will be 14. Shocking I know.
On this day, 14 years ago I was anxiously awaiting the birth of my first child. He was a beautiful (10 and half pound) bundle of beautiful, boy joy!
Having survived the first year of being the mom of a teen, I’d like to discuss a few things I’ve noticed….this first year.
Teens (at least the boys) have a few things in common with zombies.
- Both zombies and teens seem to be ruled by their need for food.
- Both zombies and teens largely ignore any directions given to them.
- Both zombies and teens are skilled at using their mouths as weapons. (Teens use words, not teeth.)
Don’t get me wrong, my teen-aged son is a wonderful, intelligent, engaging person. Despite his teenage outbursts, massive eating abilities, and the occasional thoughtless words…he is awesomesauce!
I am thrilled, honored, and sometimes moved beyond words that I’ve been blessed with such a wonderful son.
Happy Birthday to my Awesome son!