All I could get Chickadee to tell me she wanted for her birthday was permission to install Snapchat. (Owing to an unfortunate bending of the house rules a few years ago, that particular app was off the table for a while, because I am a Giant Meaniepants.) I let her go the entire day without mentioning it, then downloaded it to her phone right before she went to bed that night. Then, of course, I had to install it, myself, and it was even more cringetastic than this:

It got me thinking, though, that as inept as I am, it’s always worth it to meet the kids wherever they are in terms of their preferred method(s) of communication. I think Snapchat is dumb, but whatever. It’s working for us.

In fact, quite a few things I never would’ve predicted are working for us right now, so I’m sharing over at Alpha Mom, because maybe you, too, have a teenager daughter who wants you to leave her alone and cuddle with her, simultaneously. It’s not just me, right…?

5 Responses to “#oldmomnewtricks”

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    StephLove April 21, 2015 at 11:43 am #

    I will file these ideas away for when I have a teen girl (4 years).

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      Lucinda April 21, 2015 at 1:47 pm #

      By then it will be something else. They fly through new things at lightening speed it seems.

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    Stacey April 21, 2015 at 1:21 pm #

    Ordered the journal for my daughter and I – thanks for the recommendation!

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    Amy in CO April 21, 2015 at 3:56 pm #

    My daughter is 10 and is exactly like this. One minute wanting to sit in my lap and the next saying “I don’t care if you come or not.” I take what I can get!

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    Heather April 22, 2015 at 8:36 am #

    Holy wow is it ever hard to believe Chickie’s 17!!!

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