Miss Frugal turned 13 last September and I’m pleased to say that she’s been doing really well in her teenager training since then – she mastered the teenage attitude and the sulk with no problem at all and quickly moved on to practicing her storm out of the room move before completely getting the hang of the death stare.
In fact, she’s doing so well that I’m pretty sure that she has some sort of ‘How to be a Teenager’ handbook hidden away in her bedroom that she’s working her way through, chapter by chapter.
Here’s just a few of the rules that I’m convinced are in there….
It’s absolutely OK to leave your shoes lying around so that visitors who walk through your front door have to run the gauntlet of your various pairs of Converse, flip flops and sandals.
Most sentences (if not all) should start with ‘Please can I….’
You should rearrange furniture when your Mum goes out so you have at least one randomly placed mirror surrounded by all sorts of air styling equipment.
Nothing is too expensive if you want it.
If it’s food, it can be turned into a smoothie or a slushie using out Nutribullet. Even your Mum’s Maltesers that she might hide from you for this very reason.
It’s a requirement to have at least as many nail varnishes and lip glosses as you can find in Boots and Superdrug combined.
Baths should be pink and/or glittery rather than just plain old water or bubbles.
Treats are a necessity and do not need to be earned.
Wifi is a vital part of life and the world WILL stop without it.
Of course your Mum will believe you when you tell her that you went to bed one night and woke up to find a Henna tattoo has appeared on your hand.
Your parents are being completely unreasonable saying you can’t text your friends while you’re eating tea.
Bed times are for wimps.
Tidying your bedroom is not your responsibility.
You are the most important person in the house and everyone should do what you want them to do.
If it’s on sale and will save your parents money then you DO NOT want it!
At all times, you know best!
Can you think of anything I’ve left out?
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