Since Sun turned 3 a few days ago, I’ve found myself (stupidly) worrying about him becoming an adolescent. I have to admit I live in fear of the teenage years. I had to block them out of my mind when we were trying to conceive children or else I’d probably not have gone through with it.
Not sure why I am worrying about this already. You’d think I would be better placed to be spending my angsty moments worrying about how he will settle at his first day at playgroup tomorrow. Maybe I’m trying to distract myself from thinking about Christmas.
Anyway, to try and ease my fears, I’ve been trying to think of good things about having teenagers.
– They can go to the shop to get me chocolate/milk/booze, even if I may have to bribe them.
– They will not wake me in the night and ask me to come straighten their blankets or tell me they need a poo.
– They could educate me on all things youth. Actually, I need this now so to have to wait ten years or so is going to be hard.
– They might help keep me from turning into my mother too early.
What else? Any other advantages to having a teenager? Please help ease my premature anxiety! Or I shall have to give myself something else to worry about instead – where to get my Christmas tree from this year? How to make those little smelly slivers of orange and lime? Where the Christmas cookie cutters are, and what is that weird-shaped one in the box from Ikea meant to be anyway?
*wanders off in search of cloves distracted, for now, from the fear at hand*