When you're a mom, you sneak out of the house so your daughter won't see that you're not wearing the gaudy, homemade princess necklace she crafted for you.
When you're a teenager, you stay up late partying with friends and can sleep in until midday.
When you're a mom, you stay up late doing laundry and cleaning toilets and have to pull yourself painfully out of bed early in the morning.
When you're a teenager, you wear clothes that look cool, regardless of their comfort factor. [Pegged jeans and shoulder pads, anyone?]
When you're a mom, you wear clothes SOLELY for their comfort factor.
(whose face has been changed for his protection)
When you're a teenager, you freak out when your brothers walk into your room because you think no one respects your privacy.
When you're a mom, you find yourself unable to even pee in solitude because your children are always chattering on the other side of the bathroom door.
When you're a teenager, you have braces, pimples, and feel awkward almost all of the time.
When you're a mom, you have cellulite, under-eye bags, and feel only slightly awkward at the PTA meeting when you look down and realize you are still in yesterday's ponytail and your sweatpants.
When you're a teenager, you fight with your parents for control over your life.
When you're a mom, you fight with the world for control over your child's life.
And when you're a teenager, you eat everything in sight without fear for the future.
When you're a mom, you have to hide in the closet while snarfing down the last of the good chocolate...for fear the children will see you and want some.
P.S. Have you seen all of the fabulous sessions happening here? Stop by and take a peek. Exciting stuff, people.