Over the past decade I have become a sort-of parent by living vicariously through my twin sister's boys who I witness physically come into this world in 1991 and 2002 and helped raise the first 5 years of their lives. Best birth control and abstinence lesson ever. Have a whimsical baby craving teen? Give them a taste of hard labor through crowning and placenta delivery and as a live-in nanny for the first 6-13 weeks including the midnight feedings, colic and a job. It'll straighten that dewy eyes romantic delusion in a hurry. (A mom will love it - a teen can wait a decade.)
Below is my/her/our oldest snot nosed brat. He is a whopping 13 and it feels like he has grown multiple feet and an adult frame. How does time fly? How do they go from curtain climbers to girl kissing?
He's not sure either. But he is a little surly because his mother gently enforced his oily scraggly mop into an Ashton Kutcher-ish cut. Sure or not he had new girlfriends lining up in a blink at his new school. Player.