i'm there for you, Elf. just to potentially help you smile and give you a little lift, i hope you'll hear me when i say this:
you can be the perfect parent and still have teenagers who make you want to scream.
i was one of them, and so i speak from experience.
pot-smoking, school-skipping, keggers, and worse are common, even amongst the 'good kids.' i ran with the jock/cheerleader crowd. we were supposed to be the examples for the others.
we weren't very good examples.
but we all grew out of it enough to become adults. we all stumbled upon our 20's, learned to prioritize, and realized how awesome Mom and Dad
i believe that life would not be complete sans comfy 'ol tee-shirts, the Golden Girls, and the color pink
& rock on, PITTSBURGH-