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Teenager Alert

Tomorrow I will become the mum of a teenager. Yes, my valentine baby turns thirteen. He is now taller than me and has feet the size of small boats. I will have a houseful of boys to feed seeing as the girls got overlooked this time. Healthy food takes a back seat. It’ll be pizza, fizzy drinks, bowlfuls of disgusting crisps and some sugar filled treats just to make sure that they’re all really bouncing off the walls. Wish me luck !

I will have to start called the kid, the teen I guess ? I know it’s a cliche but time really does fly…

Happy Birthday Kid !


    February 13, 2009    

    may you be wonderfully happy with all =Z=

  2. February 13, 2009    

    Happy Birthday to your new teenager!! What an exciting new phase of life he is entering, although I bet a little scary from mum’s point of view. If he is anything like you, I bet he is a wonderful young man.

  3. EllasDevil
    February 13, 2009    

    Uh oh… the teenage years!

    Make the most of him before he turns into Harry Enfields ‘Kevin’

    Happy Birthday to the teenager! Hope he has (and I’m sure he will) a wonderful birthday!


  4. February 14, 2009    

    Have a great time. And remember you can never have enough pizza and soft drinks. Kane kouragio!!!

  5. Michael Scowcroft
    February 14, 2009    

    Happy birthday to your son DD.

    Our teenage years are the best years of our lives so it’s nice to have a big birthday bash to mark the occasion.
    I cannot remember a happier period in my life than my teenage years: school, friends, adventures, girls, no bills, no responsibilities, just fun fun fun.

    This story has just broken in England:

    “Boy becomes father at age of 13”

    The poor lad looks about seven years old!
    It seems this kids teenage years will be very different than those of his friends. His friends will be having fun while he’ll be changing nappies. He’s hardly out of nappies himself!

    I wish British society was more like the Southern European society. Britain has the highest rate of teenage preganacy in Europe. There’s so much we can learn from the Portuguese, Italians, Spaniards and Greeks when it comes to issues of under-age sex and teenage pregnancies.

    I think the family-oriented culture of Southern Europeans is something which we should be envious of. We can only hope to emulate Potuguese/Italian/Spanish/Greek attitudes to drinking, respect for elders, hospitality etc – Southern European culture seems to be much better than ours in this regard.

  6. February 14, 2009    

    Happy Birthday to the “teen”…your right time does pass very quickly. I still treat mine like a teen sometimes even though he is now 43…ciao

  7. pj
    February 14, 2009    

    ?? ??? ?????!

  8. Michael Scowcroft
    February 14, 2009    

    You’ll deserve it by the end of the day!

    I’m wondering DD, does your son speak Greek? When we first came to Portugal we were surprised how quickly our little ‘uns picked up the lingo.
    They put my wife and I to shame when it comes to speaking Portuguese, they come out with words we don’t even know!

  9. February 14, 2009    

    Thank you all your birthday wishes. I will pass them on! The phone has been ringing all morning (none for parents!) and one friend has already popped by and it’s only 10.50am…

    I’ll be needing some adult juice by the end of the day!

  10. QuakerDave
    February 16, 2009    

    Welcome to the wild and wacky world of being the parent of a teenager. You must now be prepared for the fact that for the next eight or nine years, you will be incredibly stupid. Nothing you say is of any importance. None of your life experiences is worth squat. All of your life’s acquired wisom is rubbish.

    This will last until your son turns, maybe say, 21, and then you will suddenly be smart and witty and wise again.

    Till then, hang in and good luck.