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The teenage years begin

Maine Doug_35
Maine Doug_35 Member Posts: 1
just love the terrible twos period between 2 and 22?


  • John R. Hall
    John R. Hall Member Posts: 2,246
    Big guy turns 13

    Our son, Ryan, turned 13 last Saturday. We are proud parents of this great young man. Since he is a baseball fan and a fan of "Benchwarmers" I surprised him with this movie display when he came home from baseball practice on his birthday.

    Our daughter has got two years to go but is already acting teen-ish. Heaven help us!
  • Paul Fredricks_3
    Paul Fredricks_3 Member Posts: 1,557

    I've got a 15 y.o. son and a 14 y.o. daughter. It amazes me how the teenage brain works. Sometimes I think they should both be lawyers the way they argue to justify anything. Love them both anyway.
  • Wayco Wayne_2
    Wayco Wayne_2 Member Posts: 2,479
    Here you go John

    Actually my son, now 16 has been a pretty good kid. His 2 older sisters however have made daily contributions to my gray hair. :( Enjoy them and give them hugs. WW

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  • Guy_6
    Guy_6 Member Posts: 450

    I don't know if I should say Congratulations or I'm Sorry. Being the parent of three teens, and soon to be Step Father of two more, I can appreciate how proud they can make you. I also realize that they pepper those moments with times that make you say "What were you thinking??"
    What I also find difficult is that I was just Thirteen a few years ago.....wait, when I do the math it comes out to nearly 30 years ago. HEY- WHO SPED UP THE CALENDAR.....
    Congratulations again, to both of you.

  • Tony_23
    Tony_23 Member Posts: 1,033
    Enjoy it

    Before you know it they'll be leaving the nest.

    My son graduates HS this June. Hardly ever been a problem and always a great help, no matter what I needed or wanted from him.

    Turned down a couple of decent, partial scholarships to do what he really wants. He qualified for "air wing" in the USMC and is scheduled to go to boot camp Aug 5th.

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  • George_10
    George_10 Member Posts: 580
    Those days are just memories for me now.

    We had three teenagers in our house at one time... We were fortunate to have very few problems and now those days are way in the past.

    You all are living in the sped up time machine part of your life now. That time in my life just flew by. It comes and goes before you have a chance to recognize it is here. And when you do, it is over.

    Grab as many days as you can, as soon it will all be a memory. Memories are great, but the real thing is even better.

    I was told this too, but just thought it was talk. We are so smart some times and can not see the quickness of time.
    So here I am doing what old folks do best. Giving unsolicited advice. This too, is part of living a long time.
  • Leo
    Leo Member Posts: 770

    I have one turn 20 this month and another turn 13 in August. My older one was just a little guy a blink of the eye ago. My younger one came into my life when he was 6, it seems we just took the training wheels off his bike.

  • Terry_14
    Terry_14 Member Posts: 209
    Ours has given Grand Children

    We are starting over with Grand Children. 5,3,2, and a new one on the 26th.

    Our son warms us to our core at 32 we always get a hug and kiss when we meet.

    My latest thrill was to take 5 year old and our son to the friday night dirt races. Eric 5 had never seen or heard live racing ( ear protection worn) His eyes were big as saucers.

    as 16 turns to 32 charish each gray hair, you'll get them any way and for much less enjoyment

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