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  •  Condolences. We're past that. (4+ / 0-)

    Our oldest child just turned 30, and the 'baby' is 21. They're much, much easier to live with as young adults than they are as teens.

    One of my favorite quotes:
    Children become teenagers when they realize their parents aren't perfect.
    They become adults when they forgive us for it.

    •  Oh, thanks but no sympathies necessary. (4+ / 0-)

      I taught high school. We don't have children. (Causation there? You decide.)

      I just remember my and my friends' teenage years well. Then I taught. Now my friends all have teens.

      I do adore teens, don't get me wrong. I love toddlers too. I like feisty independence while they try to find their way.

      But I'm also not their parents.

      Dogs go through a very real adolescence stage before their prefrontal cortex has developed, and that's quite enough for me.


      © grover

      So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

      by grover on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 08:44:59 AM PDT

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    •  Does it get better? (0+ / 0-)

      I have a 20 year old son who is still living at home and driving me crazy.  He has two sisters who are 25 and 26 and doing well.  They were NEVER this immature.

      "Those who can make you believe in absurdities can make you commit atrocities."

      by dancerat on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 08:41:01 PM PDT

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