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Originally posted by captaintyinknots
You say they should grow up. I would argue that the things you mention are a big part of the process of growing up. Finding out where you fit, how to express yourself, what your strengths and weaknesses are, what types of people you mesh with...these are all important parts of the stages of growing up.
Originally posted by littled16
reply to post by kthxbai
You said it!!!
When the girls were teenagers one went through the whole "Goth" phase, complete with facial piercings, gauges, tattoos, black nails and lips and all things having to do with chains or fishnets. The other went for the whole "Abercrombie & Fitch must wear the most expensive of everything right down to the underwear and hairspray" phase, complete with pierced belly button and highlights. Thank the good Lord they finally grew up!
We have a rule in our family: Once any kid hits age 13 we officially hate them and will continue to do so until they snap the hell out of whichever teen phase they have adopted! My poor mother- she had to live through my "Punk Rock" phase and my sister's "Madonna" phase. We can never repay that woman enough!
edit on 26-3-2013 by littled16 because: spelling
Originally posted by kthxbai
It’s a lost decade. From 12 to 22, they serve no purpose whatsoever!