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Top 20 Tips for a Better Relationship with Your Teen #19 by Rowena Starling

Posted by on October 11, 2011 in Parenting Tips | 6 comments

Top 20 Tips for a Better Relationship with Your Teen #19 is ‘Share funny stories of your life with them.  Laugh with them often’.  Really great if it’s a story from your teen years.

One of my funny stories is from my high school years.  It was the Spring Festival and I was a star ballerina in a skit that was rehearsed as a serious, beautiful, spring movement.  My partner was one of our star football players, one well accustomed to performing before crowds of people.

We rehearsed for weeks.  Finally got it perfect…lifts and all.  Day of the performance…on stage…he FROZE!  I was running up to and into him expecting him to lift me, twirl me, regal me.  Get a picture of me running to fling myself at him repeatedly and he’s frozen in place like a statue!

Every time I ran to the sidestage, I’d could be seen flailing hysterically at the Director, begging her to make him MOVE! I was distressed but the audience thought it was hysterically FUNNY!  People thought it was HILARIOUS!

I wonder to this day if it was a setup…that the Director told him to freeze…  The more I think about it the more I think…maybe…

Tell me one of your funny stories!

  • Laurie Hurley

    I am crying I am laughing so hard!  My funny story is when I was going thru a drive-thru with my oldest daughter. We had a bunch of trash and papers in the car I wanted to get rid of. There was a garbage can with a shoot on it so the cars could just drive up and toss their trash in w/out getting out. I slowly drove up and proceeded to hit the garbage can, the shoot came off and all the trash spilled out. When I drove away, the shoot was stuck to the bottom of my car. We laughed so hard I almost peed my pants. I’m cracking up right now as I type this.
    I agree. Laugh with your kids, those are the times they will remember the most!

    • Rowena Starling

      Sorry for the delay. My computer has been in the shp…then the internet went down…. Thanks for sharing this funny story! It certainly cracked me up!

  • Laurie Hurley

    P.S. I think football/ballerina man was pulling your leg!

    • Rowena Starling

      Hmmm… I think you’re right.

  • Judy Stone-Goldman

    This is a wonderful story – if you ever need to lighten your mood, pull this one out! I know I have funny stories in my own mental library, but they aren’t coming to me at the moment! Must be too early for funny.  But I’m smiling nonetheless.  :)

    Judy Stone-Goldman
    The Reflective Writer
    Personal-Professional Balance Through Writing

    • Rowena Starling

      Sorry for the delay. My computer has been down. Then the internet…. I was hoping the funny would come thru in the telling. Thanks.