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Teenagers! Can it get any Worse?


Teenagers! I have three of them! For the most part, it's okay, but there are times when even the best translator in the world could not improve the communication problems. If you have them, teenagers I mean, then you know what I am talking about.

Shew!!

While surfing the web, I found these quotes on teenagers...

Little children, headache; big children, heartache.
~Italian Proverb

AIN'T IT THE TRUTH!

Heredity is what sets the parents of a teenager wondering about each other. ~Laurence J. Peter

When buying a used car, punch the buttons on the radio. If all the stations are rock and roll, there's a good chance the transmission is shot. ~Larry Lujack

HA! I LOVE THAT ONE!

The best way to keep children at home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant, and let the air out of the tires. ~Dorothy Parker

Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth. ~Erma Bombeck

As a teenager you are at the last stage in your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you.
~Fran Lebowitz, Social Studies

I AM SO THERE!

Mother Nature is providential. She gives us twelve years to develop a love for our children before turning them into teenagers. ~William Galvin

HA!

In the time it takes you to understand a 14-year-old, he turns 15. ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

I THINK MR. BRAULT WROTE THAT ONE ABOUT MY SONS!

Adolescence is a period of rapid changes. Between the ages of 12 and 17, for example, a parent ages as much as 20 years. ~Author Unknown

NO WONDER I AM FEELING OLD!

The average income of the modern teenager is about 2 a.m.
~Author Unknown

Telling a teenager the facts of life is like giving a fish a bath. ~Arnold H. Glasow

It's difficult to decide whether growing pains are something teenagers have - or are. ~Author Unknown

HA! I KNOW THATS RIGHT!

A boy becomes an adult three years before his parents think he does, and about two years after he thinks he does.
~Lewis B. Hershey, News summaries, 31 December 1951

YA BOY!

You can tell a child is growing up when he stops asking where he came from and starts refusing to tell where he is going. ~Author Unknown

LOL!

It is hard to convince a high-school student that he will encounter a lot of problems more difficult than those of algebra and geometry. ~Edgar W. Howe

The troubles of adolescence eventually all go away - it's just like a really long, bad cold. ~Dawn Ruelas

ACHOO!

And, here is my favorite...

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years. ~Mark Twain.

But, they are only children for a while, so I try to wrap myself around them as much as possible.

In 2004, country singer Billy Dean released a song that he co-wrote with Richie McDonald. The song was entitled, Let Them Be Little.

Here are the words...

I can remember when you fit in the palm of my hand
You felt so good in it, no bigger than a minute
How it amazes me, you're changing with every blink
Faster than a flower blooms
They grow up all too soon

Let them be little
'Cause they're only that way for a while
Give 'em hope, give them praise
Give them love every day
Let 'em cry, let 'em giggle
Let 'em sleep in the middle

I never felt so much in one little tender touch
I live for those kisses
Your prayers and your wishes
And now you're teaching me how only a child can see
Tonight while we're on our knees
All I ask is please

Let them be little
'Cause they're only that way for a while
Give 'em hope, give them praise
Give them love every day
Let 'em cry, let 'em giggle
Let 'em sleep in the middle
Oh, but let them be little

So innocent
Precious soul
You turn around and its time to let them go

So,
Let them be little
'Cause they're only that way for a while
Give 'em hope, give them praise
Give them love every day
Let 'em cry, let 'em giggle
Let 'em sleep in the middle
Oh, but let them be little


I LOVE YOU J.D.
I LOVE YOU ELIJAH
AND I LOVE YOU SO, SO, SO MUCH, MARINA!


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