Welcome one and all.
Welcome to number 347658 of the parenting handbook of what do when you teen hits town when they're eighteen , and so much more . You'll hold your parenting cards , and your teen will hold their "I've come of age cards "and you'll both have your poker face.So starts the time they'll roll back from town negotiations , on a side note perhaps they should look to us to handle the BREXIT talks ?
You are reminded that 20 texts are not needed.
You remind them to not to make it sound like the end of the world has occurred in their text leaving your mind to go into overvdrive.
The cards are shuffled once more .
And even though many teens have been to town in ages gone by , you feel it is your parenting right to offer on the mantle of advice .
Don't mix your drinks
Time you need to be back
So as your teen heads off into the night ...
What about your coat ?
I don't need it ....
So you head off to Tesco to fetch a bottle of wine for your night in , you stand behind several other parents who give you that look that look of transition .
2 .05 am
SO where are you ?
A brief explanation and you don't settle till that key is turning in the door .
I don't think boys are easier than girls , well I can't say as I don't have one but I think boys have their struggle as much to find their independence as girls do .
This parent can parent and I'll still continue to parent .
Just I'll be doing it after I've been and got my wine ....