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Top 10 Lessons from a Summer with Teenage Girls.


Life with Twins became more interesting now that they are teenagers.Today’s blog comprises the top ten things my teen girls taught me this summer.

  • Never lose the ability to laugh at yourself and never laugh too hard at others.
  • Wanna go to the mall? Do you really have to ask?
  • Since it’s Happy Hour and there’s a Sonic right there, why don’t we stop?
  • Everything, even chores, gets better with music.
  • When all else fails, put it in a ponytail.
  • Eggs really can cook on the dashboard of a car.
  • You’re never too busy to play – oh wait, that’s a lesson that I learned from my dog.Teenagers are making my life so colorful.
  • Always keep a dog around to blame.
  • Laughter is best when shared.
  • The drivers of the other cars can’t hear you, Mom.

Your turn: What have you learned this summer? From whom or what did you learn it?




Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a recently "graduated" homeschooling mom whose twin girls have blessed her by sticking around the nest for a little longer. She spends her days directing the children’s music program at her church and working with the authors of Write Integrity Press to put out the best possible version of their books. Raised in suburban Dallas, she got her first taste of writing through the stories of brilliant authors of their day, Mignon Eberhart and Phyllis A. Whitney, and through stage experience. After directing and acting in productions for decades, Marji started writing her own scripts. From that early beginning, she delved into creating scintillating suspense with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.

10 thoughts on “Top 10 Lessons from a Summer with Teenage Girls.

  1. In a house where hubby is home pretty much all the time and two teenage boys are in and out with a fairly steady stream of friends, this writer-mom can’t seem to get much done, lol. I keep reminding myself this will pass too soon and do my best to enjoy the chaos as much as I can. BTW, I didn’t know about the egg. Uh…you found out how…?


    • Went out to my car on a 108 degree day and found a pie plate on the dash. Youngest fessed up that she thought it might be fun to test the rumors. Wasn’t completely cooked, but enough to know it could happen!


      • At least she put a pie plate on the dash. Can’t imagine scraping egg off the inside front end.


        • Hahahahaha! No that would be if I still had teenage boys! Did my share of that type of thing already. He’s 21 now – so thankful of that!


          • Glad mine haven’t gone there. I still remember the day I looked up at the old metal slide with him at the top of it–on. his. scooter. (He was six or seven.) I may have doubled the amount of hair color I need since…


            • Hahaha! Oh you have me roaring! Mine insisted on donning a Superman cape and climbing up on the roof of our church – for his graduation pictures! Still makes me laugh.


            • My house is on a rise. I’d say four years ago–my older guy was 11 (?) and the younger 9–the boys and I were clearing weeds/brush from one side of the garage. That side is low enough for them to climb onto the garage roof. Next thing I know, they were jumping off the roof onto the trampoline on the other side. At first I was horrified, then realized they were okay.

              Boys are crazy. Ever read some of Jim Dobson’s (Focus on the Family) accounts of when he and his friend blew up toilets in their neighborhood by dropping some kind of mild explosive in the manholes?


            • Boys are crazy. I shudder to think of what my mom went through when my brother was younger! Fearless! And that Dobson story is HYSTERICAL!


  2. I definitely agree on all points. Especially the one about music . . . and never being too busy (or too old) to play.