Why are teenagers so difficult

Oh my goodness, as if teenage daughters were not dramatic enough. Now, my daughter is piling on the drama as we drive over to the orthodontist to get her first set of braces put on. I cannot tell you how many times I heard “But mom! I will be a freak, all of the boys will hate me, and I won’t be able to eat anything!” To which I respond “well you need to focus on your studies and less on boys in the first place.” Oh my goodness, here we go again (insert eye roll).


I just don’t understand, she is only going to need her braces for a few months to straighten out her teeth and realign her bite, what’s the big deal? It isn’t as if she is the only person in her grade that will have braces: EVERYONE ELSE DOES. I think she is more worried about the fact that she will have something on her teeth over the next few months that she cannot control. But, like I said, we are going to get her braces regardless of what she is feeling. Heck, when I was her age I would have been so thankful for my parents for investing in my smile, but instead I had to wait until college to get braces because that is when my parents could afford them. So, really, I don’t know what she is complaining about. Heck, nowadays there are so many options in orthodontics. You can get braces or invisalign. They have a ton of different procedures, and they can do it a lot cheaper and faster than when I was growing up.

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