Valentine’s Day as the mother of a teenager is weird. This is because the following random Valentine’s Day thoughts swirl through my head:
I wonder if my son likes anyone?
Or if anyone likes my son?
Oh, who cares. Why is that important? He’s a wonderful person and shouldn’t worry about Valentine’s Day at his age.
Oh, remember when he was little? They used to exchange those paper Valentine’s? That was so cute.
Wait, no it wasn’t. It was a pain in the butt because mostly I had to write all those suckers out.
Why do all those little paper Valentines come with candy nowadays anyway? Isn’t there an obesity epidemic? We didn’t have candy with our Valentines when I was in elementary school.
I wonder if there will be any candy grams to buy at the high school.
I did that that one year and sent it to a boy I had a crush on. It was stupid. I don’t think he ever knew it was from me and I was too scared to announce it was from me.
I wonder if my son will buy a candy gram?
Or if he’ll get a candy gram?
Oh, who cares. Why am I thinking about this?
Should I get my teenager something for Valentine’s Day? No, he’s not my Valentine, for goodness sake.
Speaking of my Valentine, what should I get my husband? Beer. Beer’s good.
I hope my teen isn’t drinking beer.
Or looking at porn.
Or doing drugs.
Dear God, why am I thinking about these things?
I hope my son has a happy Valentine’s Day.
And I wonder if he likes anyone?
Or if anyone likes him?
I would love to know that I’m not the only mother of a teenager having these random Valentine’s Day thoughts. I respect your silence, though, should you be banned from talking about your teen online.
Would these random Valentine’s Day thoughts be different if my teen was a girl? Stay tuned for a few years when my daughter enters high school!