Today I am breaking my own rules (rules where made to be broken right? Yeah not really), but today I am a rebel mamma.
I can’t take it any more and I need to break my silence about a horrible teen epidemic sweeping through my world.
Teens talking about their poop! I just don’t get it.
Do other people’s teens talk about poop? Nope just mine then?
They say a problem shared is a problem halved.
I don’t normally bad mouth (or is it potty mouth?) my teens online, we have a family policy about no dirty laundry on social media. If you’ve got something to say, say it and say it too my face bad-boy!
But yesterday amidst another description of his excretal win, my hand went up into the air and I issued fair warning.
“You share with me one more thing about your experience on the toilet, and that’s it.
I am blogging about it!”
He smiled, and his eyes twinkled, and I think he may have started embellishing a little. About that time, I had this movie scene enter my head.
How did this start? I wish I could say it was just my own kids that do this, that would leave me with some hope for humanity, but sadly, I have heard other kids, from equally nice families talk about their poop!
Is it a throw back to their childhood, where every achievement was praised and rewarded with a treat or gold star?
Have we created a generation, where nothing is sacred? And is that a good thing? Is it progress that boundaries around acceptable topics have been removed? Or are we going backwards as a society?
Do your teens have to discuss how stinky their farts are? Or now much sweeter life is now they have pooped?
I don’t need to know that there was a hallelujah chorus playing in your head as the toilet flushed.
I really don’t!
I would really love to know I am not alone here. Anyone have teens that do this too?