Top Five Most Annoying Tween Habits

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I love my children.  They’re really awesome kids with great grades, no behavioral problems and usually upbeat personalities.  But there are a few annoying habits my tweens have developed that drive me absolutely crazy.  Here they are my top five:

1. I find photos like this one

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or this one everywhere!  

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Whether its my phone, tablet or computer, there are thousands of distorted, color manipulated selfies of my tweens and their friends on every device with a camera.  There are so many photos eating up memory on my phone that I can’t update it.   And just when I think I’ve cleaned them all out another 100 or so pop up in my Photo Stream again!

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2. This is what a “made” bed looks like.   Try as I may to explain why this does not qualify as making your bed, the logic is lost on the tween mind.

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3. They keep a collection of gift cards, hotel room keys and anything else that may look like a credit card.   It was cute when they were little and wanted to be like mom and dad but now its out of control.  Why are we keeping this stuff?

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4. Another habit lost on the tween brain – changing the toilet paper roll.   I made myself a promise I’d never talk about bathroom habits on the blog again and I’m going to keep it so enough said here.

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5.  There’s a pantry full of snacks but good luck finding them underneath the empty containers.  Here is what I have been told is the reasoning behind this phenomenon: Eating all of the cookies would be rude.  So, leaving one behind is a courteous gesture.

Here’s my take on it: I’m too lazy to walk the two steps to the trash can so instead I’m going to leave one cookie behind.  It’s not technically empty, right?

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Ok, so the title of the post is slightly deceiving I technically have six things that annoy me but this one is for parents of tween girls.

6. Yeah, I brushed my hair…last week.   Apparently, if it’s able to get pulled back into a pony tail then it counts as being brushed.

 Now its your turn!  What annoying habits do your tween’s have?  Please share in the comments below.

Abrazos,

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