My daughter has been in a grotty mood since she started 6th form,
I get the teen angst,
I get that boys are pathetic,
I get the l'm not hungry and the l need chocolate NOW feelings,
I get the must have this, I MUST have that now demands,
I get the sleeping in until the evening news
and the latest design of wardrobe that was the carpet
I get that you have had enough, want a break and so want to take a gap year,
I get that you want to change your mind as it is very real now and you have the offers you want from several uni's,
I even get the swearing not to lightly under your breath.
I don't get the tantrums,
I don't get the crying,
I don't get the shrieking,
I don't get the quick weight loss, (even after swine flu)
I don't get that you need AAB at one uni' and BBB at another and ABC at another, in any subject but all for the same majors Law & politics WTF?
I don't get you have stay out until everything is closed at 4am (anything I had to do l could do by 11pm (but don't tell Moannie or JP)
I don't get the mixing of drinks, whisky, Guinness, light beer and that blue stuff!
I don't get how you can go out with £6 and come home sloshed with £1 left(was l stupid)
I don't get why you want out of here one moment and then you don't want out of here the next, is it the nature of things, l thought l got it.....
... is it something to do with the fact we feed, water, house, advance you money, clean your bathroom, sometimes even remove plates, drinks and mouldy food from your room, give you lifts, support you at school, advance you more money and care about you a hell of a lot!
(btw this is me taking a back seat and leaving you be!)