They make it seem like you have control of the choice but really they have planed the while thing out before hand. I get a call on my cell and it's my nephew. He was asking if it's okay if he could come over and stay the weekend. I was like okay sure I haven't seen ya in a while and well it's nice that he wants to come see me his aunt. Then ring ring again.
It was my daughter's friend. She was wanting to come over and wanted to ask ~first~ before just coming over and toughing it on me. Well one thing there was hidden.The fact that I was on my cell in my car driving. Anyone I know and who might know me all knows that I do not like talking on the cell phone while driving. The other thing is she made it seem like I had a choice. lol
Well I am sure I do seeing how I am the adult here . But really I don't have a say in anything. I will hear things like "I don't have a life and god I wish i had another parent,even I hate you has been herd a time or two. So in stead of hearing all that I will just say yes and they know this. I don't like stress right now. This is one way to keep it down. Right? Wrong....
I forgot the fact that these are teens and loud teens at that. The I wants start coming out and can we please or lets me please. Just stressing fact to remember. But as my mother said once to her sister while I was nearby. "Damned if you do and damned if you don't" So I just roll with the flow. I ordered out pizza (the 5-5-5 deal and let them choice two of them and then I take them to the nearby store that has a red box and get them a few movies.
Try to stay away from scary scary movies. Try and stick to the not so scary but to them it's really scary if you tell them it is. You get some snacks and drinks for the movies. Have a few laughs with them ohh and by no means do you try and act the teen in front of their friends. lol They will pull YOU to the side and ask you to please behave. That's when you pulls the card. (the card that says -One free night of no parent acting like a tard in front of their friends in exchange for one teen not talking back or trying to cause a scene in front of others while said parents is around) That should cover you but not promissing anything. lol
Okay now your heading home and probably have one teen in the back not talking because they are either mad at you or they got into a agruement with one of the other teens and well are being a big baby. So you keep the other kidos happy by letting them listen to their music. If you can handle it without your ears wanting to rip off your head and jumping out the window screaming for help. lol Okay your safely back home.Now you go to your room and the kidos that don't get a computer in their room cause they are to young still get mad and beg you to let them get on your computer that you were fixing to get on. So you do one of two things. You iether let them have it or tell them no and to watch a movie til later and then you should have enough time to figure something else for them to do instead.
If you have had the teens fall alseep yet from the movie then pull out some games that seem fun for their age. Like truth or dare cards or a board game they might like. Let them choice and if there is a problem then you simply make a draw from a hat thing and let the chips fall on them that way you don't have anyone thinking there is favortizim going on.
Some times it good to ask an old teen what things they might have liked at that age. Trust me this helps more than you can imagine. Anyways if you don't mind letting the kidos on your computer for a while then go right on ahead. Then you can grab a movie and watch it and hear it also. I just go find something to do and then either get online or watch a movie when it's time for them to head to bed.
Tonight well I got online and my daughter and her friend went in my daughter's room and I told them they could have my digital camrea and they could make a few home made movies of things like the funny version of scary movie. They loved the idea and snatched the camera headed to my daughters room and I haven't herd from them yet.
I am sure they are hiding behind some door ready to pull something on me to get on camera. But I am a jokster myself at times and so I will go along with it. Just hope it's not something that will haunt me forever. lol Well time to go check on those two. I hope I have helped in making you laugh or maybe even learn a thing or two about teens.
Talk to you all later ,time for the teens to get the computer soon. So I might as well get done and head off to find something I need to unpack. lol night night and godbless.