Monday, February 23, 2009

Ahh, the joy of teenagers...

We had an extra teen at casa de WM this past weekend.

As much as I tried to avoid it like the plague, we'd promised my 14 year old stepdaughter, GT that she could have her best friend,Cady over if she improved her grades.

I was initially reluctant because my stepdaughters live about an hour and a half away and if this girl turned out to be demon spawn much like I knew she would because all teenagers are it wasn't like we could just have her walk home or have her parents come get her. We were stuck with her. For.the.weekend.

Don't get me wrong, I love my stepdaughters. But they are at that teenagery point in their life where lets just say they can grate your nerves like finely shredded cheese. That being the case I certainly didn't want to add one more to the mix.

Besides my oldest stepdaughter,TomGirl was pretty vocal about not wanting Cady to come over. She's made no secret about the fact that she didn't care for her.
When asked why, TomGirl informed us that the bff, Cady was a skank. Now if you know TomGirl that doesn't mean much. TomGirl is the kind of girl who's friend are mostly guys. As much as I don't get it, she has this aversion to friending her own gender.

Fortunately, Cady was really sweet, or at least was able to snow us in to thinking so. She got along well with the twins and in general was the kind of houseguest you want to have.

So when it was time to go, I gave my stepdaughters hugs and then reached out to hug Cady. (What can I say, I'm a hugger. Sometimes I dont stop and think whether or not it may freak someone out.) To my delight, Cady was receptive and hugged back and thanked me for allowing her over.

As we're having our love fest, I hear "Ewww, gross now you've got whore juice all over you"

It was TomGirl. and she didn't stop there. She went so far as to say "gross, whore germs"

Poor Cady tried to shrug it off and force a smile. I searched for something to say at that moment to cut the awkward silence.

"That was rude" I said to TomGirl and then to Cady jokingly "you have my permission to lay the smackdown"

Cady let out a nervous laugh while looking like she'd wanted to crawl under a rock.

I glared at the laughing TomGirl and told her she should apologize.

"Yeaahh, right" she said oozing with sarcasm as she headed for the door.

It was then that I heard my mom's voice in my head "I told you" she was saying whilst laughing maniacally.

Payback really is a bitch


Cid said...

Ugh, I am so not looking forward to the teen years and I have three boys!

Queen of the Mayhem said...

I do not even want to THINK about Princess entering this stage!

It is coming WAY too fast!

Virtualsprite said...

My deepest sympathies. We had something similar the year before last at my stepdaughter's birthday party, only it was one of the guests saying it to another guest. Yeah... it was horrible.

Debbie said...

oh my. You have my sympathy for having to put up with that.

mo.stoneskin said...

My nerves always feel grated like finely shredded cheese. What does that tell you?

They certainly sound like demon spawn, though I don't want get into the biological intricacies and complications right now, it's not the time...

MichaƩle said...

I have three teenagers in my house, a son and two daughters. I love them to pieces but having a conversation with my 15-year-old goes something like this every time...

"Okay, so like, there's this girl in my, like, math class? Okay, you know that guy who like always you know...." LIKE. OKAY. YOU KNOW.

Makes me want to scratch my eyes out most days!