Reasons My Teen Cracks Me Up

Say it Rah-shay By Apr 13, 2014 36 Comments

This post was originally going to be an ode to my teen’s hot and cold mood swings but the words for THAT post just didn’t flow. I could go on and on about my teen driving me nuts but there are moments which make me realize that it’s not all bad and I  exhale.  The Bee, for sure, causes me lots of head shaking moments but really she is a wonderful kid who constantly surprises me.

Such as:

Bee motor


During the Please Touch Museum’s annual Storybook Ball she jumped on this motorcycle and showed me how she would ride it is she were a stunt person.


Bee Smize


We totally watch too much America’s Next Top Model. The Bee decided that she was going to ‘smize’ during her pose in this sweatshirt from Effin Guy’s store.




The Bee Cake



We attended the City of Hope’s Let Them Eat Cake event and The Bee was in her world eating all kinds of cake. Here we posed next to a bridal cake from V’s Cupcakery Specialty Cupcakes. She told me this was the best night ever and grinned as we ate even more cake.






bee selfie 2 Bee selfie

These two selfies (don’t leave your phone unattended around teens!).





This post was inspired by the novel Reasons My Kid Is Crying by Greg Pembroke who captures frustrating yet hilarious parenting moments through perfectly captioned photos of unhappy kids. Join From Left to Write on April 15 we discuss Reasons My Kid Is Crying. As a member, I received a copy of the book for review purposes.




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  1. Eva says:

    Nice! My teen is really developing his sense of humor too – keeps us laughing!

  2. do you live in Philly? I’ve been to the Please Touch museum there. your daughter seems really sweet

  3. 1. She is so pretty.

    2. I have all boys, but I remember VERY clearly how terrible I was to my mother when I was a teen. I have apologized countless times for my gawd awful behavior.

  4. Sandra Sears says:

    Your daughter is very beautiful , I would have went crazy at that cake event! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Carly A. Bellard says:

    I love the "smizes"! I was such a pain as a teenager- my fingers are crossed that my daughter is one of the "fun to be around " teens. I have another 8 years to work on her 🙂

  6. Christie Michel Cronan says:

    She just reeks confidence! What a fun teen to have around!

  7. As the mom of 2 teen daughters, I feel your pain…and your sense of appreciation for your daughter’s antics! And I also know not to leave my phone/iPad/anything with a camera or I will find dozens of crazy selfies! 🙂

  8. Jenn says:

    What a cutie. Now tell me how I may also have access to 40 different kinds of cake. Now.

  9. Lindsey says:

    a beautiful girl. And who wouldn’t want FORTY kinds of cake?! Sign me up, too!

  10. susan says:

    she is so pretty, and seems like she is full of energy and ready for fun! Like my daughter.

  11. krystalk says:

    My kiddo is taking selfies too all the time … but he is only TWO! hahaha

  12. She is gorgeous! I'm also envious she can eat all that cake and stay so slender!

  13. She's so pretty. I bet she's a great lady too. I'd love to have that much access to cake!

  14. She is gorgeous! She looks like a good kid, with a good head on her shoulders.

  15. Katy Rawson says:

    I enjoy reading about your relationship with Bee. I know our children can be difficult at times, then they just surprise you with their wit and intelligence.

  16. Liz Mays says:

    She sounds like a girl with lots of personality! I love it!

  17. Meagan says:

    What a beautiful daughter you have! I can totally see her personality shining through these pictures!

  18. I’ve never heard of the Please Touch museum. I’m guessing you can touch everything there?

  19. She looks like a lovely ham! What’s a smize?

  20. Melissa says:

    She is just too cute! And I want to go to a cake event like that!

  21. Tiffany Cruz says:

    This is an adorable post. I like reading things like this. You've inspired me to write a similar post. Your daughter is too cute, love her smile, it's infectious.

  22. Jenni Polly Eaves says:

    Okay – first off….I love that Batman hoodie!!! Second…..CAKE! I'm so jealous. I'd have loved to have been around all that cake too. She's such a pretty girl. Love her selfies!

  23. Chrysa says:

    She seems like an awesome kid. 40 kinds of cake? Sign me up!

  24. Veronica says:

    Gotta love these teens. They are in their own world but yet they are the sweetest. Your daughter is very pretty

  25. keikilani says:

    Looks like she is my kind of girl! Happy with CAKE! She is super cute!

  26. Tracey says:

    She is so pretty and she’s nailed that Smize!!

  27. Jess says:

    So good to see parents appreciating their teens 🙂

  28. Shell says:

    She is a riot! She’s got the smize down pat!

  29. What a cutie! And what a smize!! I’m a ANTM fan too!! I love Tyra~

  30. She’s a gorgeous girl! I love the smize picture. LOL! She’s got it down!

  31. Great pics! And she looks to be a great girl, too. I would have the best night ever too, if I could try 40 different kind of cakes, LMAO!

  32. Toni Patton says:

    I love that she joined in at the touch museum :). And yum at all those cake flavors!!

  33. Amanda Her says:

    My teen cracks me up sometimes too. Those mood swings are something else though!

  34. Adrianne Grant says:

    Your teen is so sassy and classy. I love how your relationship with your daughter is

  35. Marina says:

    What a fun person she seems! Does she take after you?

    1. Rachee says:

      Sometimes she takes after me too much! She will appreciate being called fun. She loves making people laugh.

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