Thursday, February 2, 2012


Teen comes home from school complaining about how her back was hurting. (Pre-existing condition, her back has hurt on and off for quite awhile.)

Me: Maybe you should stretch more.
Teen: Whatever.
Me: Yeah....
Teen: 3 kids were in my gym class today.
Me: Ouch.
Teen: I went to the weight room.
Me: Oh, did someone teach you how to lift the weights properly because maybe that is why your back hurts.
Teen: Do you think I am an idiot?
Me: No. It's just important to lift correctly.
Teen: I also love the rowing machine.
Me: Oh, that could definitely hurt your back if you do it wrong.
Teen: I don't do it wrong!

30 minutes later...
Teen: I am mad at you.
Me: You are mad at me?
Teen: You hate me.
Me: What? Why?
Teen: You hate me exercising. You're mad that I have been in the weight room.
Me: (shaking head) Nooooo, I love that you are exercising in gym. I just want to protect your back.
Teen: I am not an idiot, you know.

Seriously, this conversation has had me shaking my head for the past 12 hours.


Tara R. said...

Welcome to the brain of a teenage girl. It's like waking up in the Twilight Zone. I hope her back is better soon. Maybe the pain is making her irrational?

Colleen - Mommy Always Wins said...

Well between you & I? SHE TOTALLY DID IT WRONG. ;)

Anonymous said...

Wow, I really forgot how to speak "teen"! :) Hope she's okay now.

Mrs4444 said...

That's really funny. And frustrating. Good luck with that!