18 signs that you’re living with a teenager

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Living with a teenager - see these 18 undeniable signs that you're living with a teen

Teenagers: they are like a whole new species. They have their own dress codes, their own language and a whole set of unique behaviours. None of which you really understand. Here are 18 surefire signs that you’re living with a teenager.

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You can ruin your child’s day by saying ‘Good Morning’ too cheerfully.

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Your bathroom surfaces are crammed with more toiletries than Boots, including several different flavours of Lynx and countless sweet, fruity body sprays.

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Living with a teenager - see these 18 undeniable signs that you're living with a teen
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Despite that everything smells like armpits or feet.

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Your phone charger is never where you left it. Neither are your headphones. There’s a high chance you’ll never see either again.

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If you do manage to locate a charger your child freaks out if you charge your own phone as theirs is much more important.

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Living with a teenager - see these 18 undeniable signs that you're living with a teen
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There’s a teetering pile of worn-once laundry on the floor of your child’s room but they still claim they have absolutely nothing to wear.

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The expensive foundation/nail polish/moisturiser you bought keeps going missing and comes back with half its content missing.

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There’s always a knife covered in butter and toast crumbs lying on the draining board.

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Living with a teenager - see these 18 undeniable signs that you're living with a teen
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A loaf of bread lasts about 10 minutes and you constantly have to keep up a supply of fresh loaves.

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There are always cartons of milk in the fridge with half a centimetre of milk left in the bottom, boxes of cereal in the cupboard with about 7 flakes left in the packet and toilet roll on the hanger with one teeny weeny scrap of loo roll left.

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No one even bothers to get up or greet you when you get home except the dog.

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Living with a teenager - see these 18 undeniable signs that you're living with a teen
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You’re child wants you to get out of their life. But only after you’ve lent them a tenner and given them a lift into town.

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Visiting your child’s room is like a trip to Ikea. You pop in just for a look and come out with 13 mugs, 4 plates, 7 glasses and a dozen teaspoons.

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Everything you say and do, including breathing is, apparently, wrong, embarrassing and/or annoying.

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Living with a teenager - see these 18 undeniable signs that you're living with a teen
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You say at least one thing each day that is met with an eye roll.

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You don’t understand every fifth word that your child says but when you ask them what a certain word means they tell you it’s not worth explaining.

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Doors in your house are hanging off the hinges from all the slamming.

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Living with a teenager - see these 18 undeniable signs that you're living with a teen
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All of the above  –  but you wouldn’t change it for the world.