“If she would have just left the word "phase" out of it I think most wouldn't have even batted an eyelash. I know for me and I think for many out there, that word is the equivalent of finger nails on chalk board.”
“I could never tire of hearing these two perform this. There's a video of them doing it on Megan Mullally's talk show that's been on Youtube for years, but the quality is bad and it's much shorter. I love that guy in the audience for asking them to do it.”
“My response to the "It's 2 am and I want to watch home shopping" would be okay, it's on you if you fall asleep in school tomorrow, because when I hear about it you'll have all your nice electronics taken away. They'll either decide to go to bed earlier or do it anyway and learn the hard way.
(Well actually, my first response would be "Home shopping? Really?")”
“I stood in front of my daughter the other day as she cried about how a boy she's gone to school with since first grade was telling everyone they were boyfriend and girlfriend and it wasn't true. It seems he told her he liked her and wanted to date her and asked her if that was okay. My daughter thought he meant if feeling that way was okay and she said yes, but of course he thought he was asking her to be his girlfriend. He started to tell his friends they were dating and soon everyone knew and eventually it got back to her in the middle of class. People started teasing and she started crying. Now she is furious with the boy and swears she hates him. In my head I'm thinking "Hello, it's obviously a misunderstanding, just talk to him and straighten him out." But, of course, that's my 37 year old brain talking, and that just doesn't make sense to a 13 year old girl.
I swear when you start to see your kids go through all this, it really makes you see how the teen years can be just so much mental and emotional torture. Yes, it's necessary torture for this is how they'll learn to deal with things as an adult, but damn it's painful to watch.”
Cat Harris 1 on Nov 23, 2013 at 23:55:45
“You're right...it's agony for us too. Puberty hits when they're still babies and their emotions are churned up by hormones. So many tears. So much drama. I feel for you...and it's only just begun. You've got a good 5 years to go. Things will level out late in High School (maybe). All we can do is be there, love and support them and listen.”