Teenage girls

@kiwikidz (753)
New Zealand
February 24, 2007 11:56pm CST
Well what can you say! I have had 4 teenage girls stay for the weekend one being my grandaughter and her 3 friends, have you ever been in the same house at the same time with so many teenage girls, I have never seen so much showering, face makeup and the blow waving of hair going on. My main discussion is do teenage girls ever clean up the bathroom after them? and how many times a day can they go to the bathroom for one thing or another? We live in a same flat with a very small bathroom/toilet and I don't think the poor bathroom has had as much activity from the day it was built. My complaint as such is that not one of them wiped down the basin or shower etc in all the time they were in it, poor old me I hate messy bathrooms. I wonder how there mothers cope at home. I did love having them but a night on the town and a couple of them were sick, so you can understand where they spent most of the night? your right - in the bathrooom.
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@ddlaurie (132)
• Canada
25 Feb 07
You did very well. But teenagers nerver think to clean up after themselves. There will always be someone else to clean up till they get on there own and find that there is no other person to do so. Keep up the good work. Having a safe place for teens to go is a big deal now a days
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@kiwikidz (753)
• New Zealand
26 Feb 07
Thanks for the comment, I think you are right when you say they need safe places to go, my kids always had their friends over and sometimes there would be up to about 20 kids all sitting in the lounge just doing what teenagers do, a few of them said their parents wouldn't allow their friends over which shocked me, no wonder they always asked if they could come back. Now I have my grandchildren and friends coming to stay and they say can we come back, I always say my home is your home and they love to come back, but I hope they will be a little bit more considerate and at least clean up after themselves but I love having them all anyway regardless.
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@Island_Geko (3760)
• Canada
25 Feb 07
Today to many things are based on looks, for teenage girls looks is important and it seems they spend a lot of time doing their hair and make-up. When I grew up I never touched make up and when it came to my hair I was a tomboy and refused to fuss with it. But when I look at some of the magizines out there aswell as the actresses, TV shows for Teenages you see make-up every where and it is sad to see that many girls will not know that looks are not the most important thing in life but brains and personality. What is this world really comming to for our children, they have to grow up so fast.
@kiwikidz (753)
• New Zealand
25 Feb 07
Boy aren't they a completely different species today, I certainly was like that either, didn't even use makeup even when I started working at 15 and I worked in a hairdressers then in an office with 14 men and 1 other woman, I really didn't get into the makeup until probable late teenage years and then was only a bit of powder. My grandaughter wanted to know why I looked so young for my age and had only a few wrinkles I said to her that I think that was because I didn't cake my face with everything imagineable and didn't smoke. We also didn't have the same pressures then, like you mentioned, to contend with as well.
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@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
12 Apr 07
I have the same problem here. When my grandaughter stays with me the bathroom is in a mess. It takes her 2 hours to get ready and an hour to do her hair. She is 16 yeras old and she dont clean up her mess. The towel is on the floor makeup that she just lets lay around.Her clothes are o nthe floor. And guess who has to clean it up me. I think most of the teenagers are like this
@kiwikidz (753)
• New Zealand
16 Apr 07
Thanks for your comments, I hope they grow up to be great women though and will in time learn that the only person who picks up after them, are themselves. I suppose we all had to learn lessons the hard way, but what a shame we don't save ourselves a lot of time and bother by doing what our mothers told us.
@sarah22 (3981)
• United States
11 Apr 07
yes its wild and crazy.
@kiwikidz (753)
• New Zealand
12 Apr 07
It sure is, and they are coming again this weekend, so I will be ready for them this time. Hey Thanks for the comment.
@nelltx (277)
• United States
25 Feb 07
I feel your pain! I think that when so kids stay over at other peoples houses, they tend to not do anything that they would normally do at home. I had a group of 9/10 year old girls here a few weeks ago & it took me about a week to get my house back in order when it was all over & they only were here one night!! God Bless you!
@kiwikidz (753)
• New Zealand
25 Feb 07
I think I would have preferred the 9/10 year olds at least you know they will make a mess and you will have to clean up after them but I was suprised to see so many young women not lift a finger to do anything, I was nearly married with children at their ages. I know my grandaughter who has a little girl of her own is a good wee house keeper at her home. God Bless you back again, I have that to look forward to when I go to look after my 10 year old grandson, in a couple of weeks, but that is another discussion
• United States
25 Apr 07
That is from impropper teaching at home. Yes, teen girls do tend to spend a lot of time in the bathroom primping, and they tend not to clean up. But, if they were raised better, to be polite and have manners, they would have cleaned up after themselves. Are you ready to do it again soon? :)