Ouch. Conversations With a 15 Year Old.

posted by Momo Fali on March 27, 2014

One of the best things about having a 15 year old daughter is the way she keeps my ego in check. She’s very much like her autistic brother in the honesty department and between the two of them, I find myself mostly talking to the dog because at least she wags her tail in my direction.

Here are some recent conversations with my daughter:

“Mom, are you wearing eyeshadow?”

“No, why?”

“Because your eyelids are purple.”


“What’s for dinner?”

“Pork and rice.””

“Oh. Is it good rice or is it your rice?”


“Mom, your car smells like the elephant house at the zoo.”


So, there you have it. I’m tired, I’m a lousy cook and my car needs to be cleaned. I won’t even tell you what she thinks of my new shoes.


  • Melisa

    You forgot to mention the eyerolls and the blank stares.


  • Liz

    Welcome to the Ego-less League (an offshoot of the Sisterhood of the Comfortable Shoes) you’re in good company, my friend 😉

  • Joan

    I’ve had quite a few conversations like these over the years. Now my two girls are 19 and 22. The 22 year old is married and lives in another state, so when we talk it’s mostly wonderful, but at times I can still hear her rolling her eyes. The 19 year old? Well she still live at home and is full of opinions . . .

  • Dee Dee

    Keepin’ it real. Gotta love daughters! Mine got so tired of our dirty car that she cleaned it last week. That was fun!

  • Arnebya

    The look my 13 yr old gives me when I emerge from the bedroom after dressing is a cockeyed eyebrow followed by a slight head shake. And I care is what I hate.

  • AlisonH

    My youngest just turned 26. I miss having teenagers around, having had a set of four all at once one year of their growing up. They make very sure one is completely honest with oneself–because they will dig out every nugget they can mine when we are not. They grow up and they help grow us up.

  • AlisonH

    I miss having teenagers around. They constantly keep you aware of what you’re doing and why you’re doing it and whether those things are worthy of your time and your outlook. Teenagers are great.

    And hey, sometimes they get you to exercise! By having you want to take a good brisk walk to take a deep breath.

  • AlisonH

    Oh wait–I already said something like that. No teens around to keep me on my toes, can you tell?

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