Daily Prompt – Sweet 16

paw2014-sWhy would anyone call a 16th birthday sweet? The female teen (I don’t believe I’m being sexist here, this is a girl holiday, zero-to-heroright?) is in the midst of hormonal throes the likes of which few humans (except for other 16 year old’s) would want involvement. I have covered this experience from both sides now and I can state with self proclaimed sureness, that parents are NOT looking at these creatures they created (who may have once been sweet) as sweet. They are snarly, messy beasts who behave in a fashion psychotic – exhibiting bipolar behavior daily. You remember, as a parent, that there is love buried somewhere beneath the clothing littering every inch of floor space, the hair clogging every brush and drain, and the mean spirited responses to “Good morning,” when you clearly should have known better than to speak before 10 a.m.! The good news is they generally grow out of it.

About wendykarasin

I am complicated and seeking - joy and sorrow, country and city, competition and cooperation. After behavior of a gregarious nature, I require down time to refuel. My loves are children, family, friends, reading, writing, blogging, fitness, and health. I feel most alive when I stay true to my core values. Beauty makes me happy, pain helps me grow.
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