Confessions of a 43 Year Old Teenager

Confessions of a 43 Year Old Teenager

With all the negative “press” teens are getting these days, I started thinking about my transgressions as a teen.confessions of a 43 year old teen Looking back, I realize that my folks got off pretty lucky. I wasn’t that bad of a kid. At all.

Consider this a confessional to my mom. Someone tell me that there IS a statute of limitations on groundings. Please.

Okay. Ahem.

Dear Mom,

For the most part, I was a good kid but like all kids, I did do a few things that you aren’t aware of during my teenage years. Well, at least I think you weren’t aware of them. So today, I would like to come clean. Here are my confessions:

  1. The summer that you and Dad went to Europe and left me home alone under strict orders to NOT have anyone in the house, I threw a party. Not a crazy, Risky Business kind of party but there were more than 10 people in the house. I was so paranoid that the neighbors would find out that I made everyone park up the street and walk thru the woods.
  2. When I would come home from school in the 5th grade and you told me to NEVER cook anything, I made grilled cheese sandwiches. Not on the stove in a pan but rather I toasted the bread and held the cheese over the toaster so it would melt. Looking back on it, using a pan probably would have been safer..
  3. I played hooky my senior year in high school. A lot of hooky. I blame it on Marsh Hanson. He made me do it.
  4. And in order to not get busted that I played hooky, I was always conveniently sick the next day. That way when I would write my excuse note, I could squeeze the extra day in there after you had signed it.
  5. All those movies that Cristi and I went to in high school? We never went to the movies. I don’t think we even went to the mall. We just drove around for hours at a time.
  6. When I was 16 and dated Warren Wolf, he was 21 – not 18.

See… it wasn’t THAT bad. I guess spending half of my teenage years grounded “from everything” helped curb a lot of my mischief. Maybe you guys were right about that, after all.

Love you, Mom!!! Remember that I am your ONLY child!!

Kristen

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Founder and Editor in Chief of Ten to Twenty, it's Kristen's mission to survive the teen and tween years with her sanity, raise strong and independent young ladies and help educate parents on all the changes their kids are going thru. We're in this together, right?

Kristen Daukas

Founder and Editor in Chief of Ten to Twenty, it's Kristen's mission to survive the teen and tween years with her sanity, raise strong and independent young ladies and help educate parents on all the changes their kids are going thru. We're in this together, right?

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