Most parents think that after they make it through the terrible two’s, it’s all smooth sailing. For a while it is, however, one UK mother is just discovering that the terrible two’s are a cake walk compared to puberty.
Mom-of-three Ella Brookbanks was so fed up with her 14-year-old son’s moody behaviour that she decided to put him up for sale for free on Facebook. “Teenager – 14 years old – but thinks he’s 32 – could pass for 4 though,” the hysterical mom wrote in a post to Facebook. “Free to a good loving home, after all we only want the best don’t we.”
“He is sold with only 1 complete outfit because he just doesn’t agree with wearing anything else other than the torn & ripped skinny jeans & a green battered top from H&M (and the cap) – but he does come with gel for ever-changing hairstyles & 2 alternating skateboards for ‘Happy play days at multistory’ & ‘Moody play days at The Carrs’ – teenager will find it difficult to express which skateboard he his preferring at any given time – and this will be your problem,” she explained.
“Qualities include door slamming, wearing battered looking trainers in the house, spending more time on his hair than his showers, mood swings, not having the energy to hoover his room but having the energy to skateboard. He is polite enough but be wary about taking him out in public – because although he is used to people, you never can tell whether he’ll have a good enough social response to any situation – a soft grunt now covers most basic conversations – followed by the dreaded eye roll. Serious enquiries only – no time wasters please,” said Brookbanks, whose mother-in-law commented that she still had about two more years of this if he was anything like his father.