I honestly thought the baby years were going to be the hardest. Sleepless nights, an entirely dependent being attached to you pretty much 24/7. Wow, I was so not prepared for the moodiness of teenage years with the hormones and the backchat! Now the cute baby years seem like a breeze! Obviously, I do realise that it’s probably that, that period feels like a lifetime ago and that if I actually had a minute to sit down I would remember that time of my life. But now, my once cute little baby girl has turned into this moody teenager with a whole new set of issues.
Why is it that she can only communicate through text or whilst talking she always has her phone in her hand and whilst we try to talk she is constantly checking it or telling me to hold on whilst she replies to her ‘group chat’ and does not seem to be actually paying attention to anything I say! Its so frustrating. It is never out of her hand?
However, when she goes out with her friends, despite not seeming to remember I live with her and know that the phone is attached to her, she never answers it and tells me later that she didn’t hear it! How, it sings and vibrates non stop, there’s no way she didn’t hear it!
I know you’ll probably suggest I take it off her, but I can’t when she goes out and I can’t make her stay home. I just feel so ill prepared for this stage! ARGH!