Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Teen Talk

Here's my new approach:

When listening to my teen's continually rude and grating, know-it-all, how-dare-you-even-consider-disturbing-me tone of voice, I will attempt to hear it like I would hear a foreigner's thick accent. And I will attempt to respond with the patience and care I would gladly extend to a foreigner I was having a difficult time understanding.

Because I'm pretty sure I don't contemplate strangling heavily-accented foreigners every time they open their mouths.


Anonymous said...

Too funny - and great approach!

Anonymous said...

There should be a place where teens can be sent until they become civilized.

Oh wait! There is. I think they call it boarding school.

Alyce said...

That's a great idea! I'm passing this advice on!

Aly The Red-Bliss Monkey Studio said...

LOL! Good idea.

My normally sweet, thoughtful and so aware 9 year old has suddenly become oddly rude and self-involved.

Is it Tween hormones already???