Dear Teenager………..

Over the Christmas holidays my two teenage boys spent more time together than they have in a long time and it seems that their bad habits seem to have rubbed off on one another.

I do feel like I am constantly nagging them in one way or another and am normally met with a grunt which actually means “I will do it later”, although later never seems to come or just a roll of the eyes and a shrug of the shoulder.

It has got to the stage where I am fed up of being ignored and I am starting to sound like a broken record:

“Please close the door, you’re letting the cold air in”

“Have you made your bed?”

“Your clean washing is on your bed to put away” (it’s either shoved in a drawer where it won’t fit , back in the washing bin or still there 3 days later.

In the morning – “Have you opened the curtains?”; In the evening “Have you closed your curtains?”

I tried sarcasm!

“You do know where the bin is don’t you”

“Your towel won’t hang itself up”

It all seems to be either met with deaf ears or a smart alec response – “Were you born in a barn?”………”You should know Mum, you were there!”

There is one common factor with these boys……..

They are permanently attached to their phones, either playing games, watching YouTube videos or chatting to their mates.

With this in mind I have decided to create a series of tongue in cheek videos to show them how to complete the most simple of tasks.

Teenage: How to guide #1 – Put Rubbish in the bin……….

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