I would say welcome to the world of blogging but I am not a blogger myself, I just love to peer into other people's worlds! I look forward to following your maunderings.
Great article, very amusing. I have an eight year old daughter, so I am bracing myself!
I see you've finally gone legit . . .My friend, when her daughters were - I dunno, of the age to wear completely unsuitable clothes, if she particularly didn't like them wearing something, would immediately buy the article for herself, and wear it often. Worked like a charm.
hello everyone - thanks for your comments!Ooh Mangonel - what a good tip! The only thing is that I'll catch a cold wearing those plunging necklines and my thermal vest will show.....
Hi Sylvia! Liked your article. I've got one teen and one pre-teen so the scenario was an all too familiar one. Teenagers are funny though, aren't they? My older one is great devotee of "vintage" and "retro" clothes (you know, what we would have called "old" and "second-hand"!) while the younger one is, according to her sister, a "clone". I'm not sure if she's using this word in its true sense or if it's the latest word to be hi-jacked by the teenage community and have its meaning subverted.I thought I was managing to keep abreast of teenage tribes and was happily dividing teens into "chavs" and "non-chavs" when I found out it's a lot more complicated than that (of course!). There are goths, emos, chavs, clones and God knows what else. That's what teenagers do - they confuse us by occasionally talking our language and then, just when we think we understand, they throw a spanner in the works by changing the meaning of a word or inventing a new one!
Great article. Very funny and sure to touch a chord with all mums of teen-in-spirit daughters. Isn't writing the best thing in the world? I spend my working life grappling with other people's prose, which is sometimes uplifting, sometimes boring, sometimes fascinating and sometimes totally depressing! A bit like life itself, really. Anyway, keep up the good work; you obviously have a talent.
thank you so much for your lovely comments!
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