Teens and the Empty Fridge Conundrum

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At Babble today, writing about those empty ice cube trays, missing headphones, and other issues faced by the parents of teens. We love ’em. We have to feed ’em. And feed them and feed them and feed them. I thought newborns were the only creatures requiring 3-hour or less intervals between feedings…

When You have a teenager, you have an empty fridge

Being the mother of teenagers means there is never enough food in the refrigerator. Or if there is enough food, it isn’t the right food. Or if there is enough food in the fridge and it is the right food, it won’t be there for very long. So, being a mother of teenagers means basically means becoming good friends with your neighborhood grocery store cashiers. Treat them well, you’ll be seeing each other often.

Now you might actually think there is enough food in the fridge, or the cupboard, because there are cereal boxes and cracker packages and the plastic wrap from bread loaves. Don’t be fooled. These are all empty. They have simply been put back on the shelf empty because being the mother of teenagers means having perpetually empty garbage cans and a house strewn with the garbage that should be filling them…

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