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10 Reasons To Suggest You’ve Lost Touch

June 26th, 2009 · 1 Comment


1. You share Michael Jackson’s death with your teenager and then start humming, Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough. Your teenager’s reaction is to ask you to stop singing. You don’t bother mentioning Farrah Fawcett then. (Or maybe that’s just me.)
2. You want your son to look neat and tidy in his cool new clothes that you just bought him, but he wears them ‘messed up’. You have to restrain yourself from showing him a catalogue photo of how the clothes should be worn. (Or maybe that’s just someone I know.)
3. You listen to your 12-year-old niece’s ipod and don’t recognise a single song. (Guilty as charged.)
4. You think your teenage children will be proud of the fact they have a career mum when all they want is someone to bake them cookies after school. (Too much American TV!)
5. You ask them who they played with at school today. They shoot you dagger looks.
6. You watch your son perform a Monty Python skit at a drama evening and spend the rest of the night looking for the original copy on video to show him. He’d rather watch The Chaser’s War On Everything on DVD.
7. You have to ask what ‘LOL’ means on msn messenger.
8. You try to talk to your son about drugs and he knows more than you do.
9. You can no longer help your teenager with maths homework, even though you aced three-unit maths at school.
10. Your children groan when you play your ‘daggy eighties’ music.


Tags: Drugs · Education · Fashion · Grooming · Motivation · Parental Bonding · Rules · Technology · Teen Dictionary

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