No one tells you when you bring your sweet smelling, cuddly son home that when they hit 14yrs they get really smelly & no more cuddles are allowed. Especially cuddles anywhere in public. My son seems to spend ages in the bathroom too. Not really sure what he is up to because he now won’t let you or his siblings in. You can’t do a quick dash in to grab anything either, the door is locked. My son is changing.
When Jamie was about 7 years, he was such an exhibitionist. Always shaking things about. I don’t need to spell it out but you get the picture. Now my son smells, ok stinks. I’ve got a brother but I don’t remember his smelly phase. Rest assured, mum tells me my brother was the same. With the exhibitionist phase coming back in their late teens and that’s when alcohol is involved.
The pimples and squeaky voice have started too for my son. He’s been actively looking at pimple ointments if he comes with me shopping. I’d ask if he wants any but he’s declined. I know there is the secret dad and boy discussion business but I’d like to help too. Unfortunately, I’ve been excluded. I’m a bit sad but I don’t want to be a nagging mother.
I remember when Jamkie was 1-2yrs and trying to talk he’d struggle with words but I understood, most times. Now he’s started grunting answers and I am a bit rusty at grunt speak.
The other day his was mistaken for Makeyala on the phone too. That doesn’t help his temperament.
I think I’ll start by buying a few pimple products to see if he bites. I’ll add a few antiperspirants, perhaps he’ll get the hint.
So what tips or suggestions have worked with you and your teenage sons? Please share.