When I look at all these dang teens and their dang TikToks, it really gets me thinking.
A lot of what’s getting put out there on these attention-hungry social platforms is innovative and funny and great. But way more of it is just dumb cringe. And everybody is doing it. It may well never go away. And it’s going to age like milk.
Which brings me to my next thought – will Gen Z end up in a torrent of absolute humiliation, or will there essentially be no more embarrassment thanks to a sort of mutually assured social destruction? It will be interesting to see.
In any case, current teens might just end up embarrassed in the future by these absolute roasts their parents dished out on Twitter.
15. Labor day
Come on kid, take a minute.
My daughter went back to college today and I texted her that I missed her so much and she texted back 2.5 hours later, “Yes.” Then, “Sorry, that wasn’t for you.”
I WAS IN LABOR FOR 14 HOURS
— Lady Lawya (@Parkerlawyer) January 11, 2021
14. Born and raised
You gotta have a little compassion.
Be kind to the people you meet… you never know who’s raising a teenager
— blueeyed ice queen 👑 (@BlueeyedIce) March 22, 2019
13. Give me some space
Well at least they found something constructive to do.
Having a teenager is ….. you tell them to go outside, get off the phone. But when they do, you find this by your husband’s parking space. pic.twitter.com/S9EldJ2EG2
— Lara Bricker (@LaraBricker) May 19, 2021
12. The match game
Welp, this is gonna be a whole thing now.
None of the parenting books prepared me for my teen asking me what “the carpet matches the drapes” means.
— Sweet Momissa 🪁 (@sweetmomissa) April 26, 2021
11. It’s the little things
Stop having a very slightly different way of doing things, dad!
Can’t believe it’s already quarter till 7.
My teen: why do you have to talk like that, can’t you just say 6:45? Ugh.
— Simon Holland (@simoncholland) August 30, 2020
10. Nature calls
It’s cruel out there, but it makes sense.
As a mother of 2 teenagers I fully understand why animals eat their young
— Natasha (@dramadelinquent) June 2, 2021
9. Zip ’em up
As if they’re not carefully crafting selfies literally all day every day.
When you ask teenagers for a picture…. pic.twitter.com/6t35XgQ1OU
— Sam McAlister (@SamMcAlister1) June 4, 2021
8. The big trip
In this economy?
If you love something, set it free.
If it comes back to you, it's probably your teen who needs money for gas.
— Sarcastic Mommy (@sarcasticmommy4) May 17, 2020
7. Here, kitty kitty
Careful, she definitely bites.
Having a teenager is like having a cat that only comes out to eat and hisses when you try and pet it.
— Untameable Soul (@untameablesoul1) September 12, 2019
6. Butter me up
Just go ahead and skip to the bad news.
"Mom, have you lost weight?" is teenager for "I broke something really expensive that you don't know about yet."
— Sweet Momissa 🪁 (@sweetmomissa) May 4, 2020
5. Secret treasures
You never know what finds await you.
3 cereal bowls, 47 half-empty water bottles and an open bag of chips.
– things I find in my teen's room every day
— Rodney Lacroix (@RodLacroix) February 1, 2021
4. Dog day afternoon
Time really is relative, you know?
Raising teenagers makes you age in dog years!
— Positively R@ndi (@ICantEven001) January 23, 2020
3. Unconditional love
They still love you, they just stop realizing it for a minute.
“When your children are teenagers, it's important to have a dog so that someone in the house is happy to see you.”
― Nora Ephron
— Steven Isserlis (@StevenIsserlis) October 13, 2017
2. The elder scrolls
You don’t wanna know.
How is it that my teenager feels free to scroll through my phone, check out my entire camera roll and read every last one of my text messages, but has a literal stroke if I make eye contact with her lock screen?
— Christi Lukasiak (@ChristiLukasiak) January 8, 2019
1. I’m good
I’ll take Things That Definitely Happened for 1000, Alex.
Me: Will you empty the dishwasher please?
My teenager: I’m good
My teenager: That actually means No….that’s how my generation talks
Me: Lets try this again, Empty the fecking dishwasher or you’ll get my foot up your arse , That’s how MY generation talks #IrishMom
— Fiona O’Brien (@RealFionaO) August 27, 2018
Carry on, teens. Your time of reckoning is coming.
What were you like as a teenager?
Tell us in the comments.