The next blogger in my guest post series is the wonderful Lisa ;
Lisa is a Digital Marketing Manger by day and at night she writes a super blog called That British Betty.
In her blog Lisa shares her thoughts on a wide variety of subjects from life with her teen daughters (aged 16 & 13) to her love of travel and food to name just a few. If you haven’t read Lisa’s blog its well worth a read.
You can also find Lisa here:
You Know You Live With Teenagers When…
It turns out that raising teenagers daughters is indeed as challenging as ‘they’ say it is! Who’d have thought it, eh? Well, not me. I was rather smug naive until about 18 months ago when…boom! My angelic, happy-go-lucky kids became moody, dramatic teenagers, seemingly overnight.
I’ve put together a (light-hearted) post, based on my recent experience, about those little things that happen when you live with teenage daughters!
Your Home Becomes A Soap Opera
enough to give the writers of Coronation Street a run for their money. If I merely suggest that perhaps they help out with the housework or partake in a task that is not to their liking, hell shall break loose, all right in my own living room!
There’s also the continuous drama of boyfriends (on/off/on again, all in the space of few hours) falling out with friends, late night phone calls to catch up on the latest gossip and fights over who has taken who’s lipstick this time.
Utility Bills Will Double
The amount of times that I’ve come home from work to find every single light in the house on, the fire roaring and the central heating on full blast is too many to count! Along with popping one singular item in the washing machine for a full wash when they NEED a dress cleaning urgently, have every device they own plugged in at once and spending 45 minutes preening in the shower, my poor utility bills have never been higher!
You may find yourself sounding like a broken record with the following phrases on a loop until they leave home:
‘Turn that music down’
‘Can you please stop arguing for just five minutes!’
‘Just how many people are in your room?!’
Earplugs are a valuable investment!
Your Personal Property Is No Longer Yours
If like me, you occasionally treat yourself to nice things, such as high-end cosmetics, shoes and dresses, you may want to kiss them goodbye now. On several occasions (generally happening when I’m in a rush to get ready) I’ll grab my trusty make-up bag, only to find that my favourite eyeshadow palette has mysteriously vanished or that the dress I’d planned on wearing is now crumpled up at the bottom on one of their laundry baskets. Even a lock on my bedroom door hasn’t deterred these sneaky little clothes stealers!
Days Out Become A Rarity
If you enthusiastically declare that a family day out to visit relatives or to the local theme park is in order, be prepared for this news to be received with a series of groans and grumblings. For us, heading outdoors out as a family of four and for the kids to not resist this seemingly awful suggestion, is a rare occasion indeed!
So there you have it, a peek into the life of parenting teenage girls! Tell me, can you relate to this little list?
Don’t forget to pop over and visit Lisa’s blog, That British Betty to see what else she is writing about!