Monday, April 27, 2009

Teenage Angst

School holidays can be a mixed blessing for moteliers. For many it would seem that more guest nights of regular rep trade are lost, than any gains from school holiday leisure trade.

We have enjoyed having both our children home over the first term break and for my daughter she will be returning to her normal routine at her local school from today. My son will be returning to boarding school tommorrow and it will be hard to see him leave again.

It is frustrating for parents of a teenage boy to try and communicate with them and it has been agonising to try and gain an impression of what our son's first term was like at his new school away from home. We have found a good technique is to lure him into an enclosed space with at least one of his friends by using food. We have enjoyed the lively and colourfull conversations that often follow between mouthfills.

Every parent of a tenager will enjoy this video. This has been around for a while, but is very clever and oh so true:

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