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Mum Advertises Her Moody Teenager in Tongue-in-Cheek Classified Ad

Mum Advertises Her Moody Teenager in Tongue-in-Cheek Classified Ad

Teenagers are notorious for their mood swings, unwillingness to engage with their parents any more than is absolutely necessary, and of course the dread eye-rolling! It’s enough to drive a parent crazy, right?

UK mum, Ella-Jane Brookbank’s recent tongue-in cheek Facebook post reads like a classified ad in which she offers her moody adolescent ‘free to a good home.’ Her hilarious description of her son could be pretty much ANY teenager! No wonder parents everywhere are nodding their agreement and having a secret giggle as they hit the share button.

Teenager – 14 years old – but thinks he’s 32 – could pass for 4 though…….
Free to a good loving home, after all we only want the best don’t we.
My moody adolescent comes complete with a Nike cap that he keeps on ‘forgetting’ to remove when he’s in the house, a tin of Famous Henry’s hair gel, a crap phone with a cracked front screen, three pairs of identical black skinny jeans (each with their own gaping hole), a green jacket that smells of cheese & trainers that have seen better days – he also has a vintage pull string (like Woody from Toy Story) on the back that moans, huffs & puffs & complains about anything from having to shower, having to clean his room, having to put the bins out & not being allowed to stay up late – because he’s such a sloth like mard arse every morning.
He is sold with only 1 complete outfit because he just doesn’t agree with wearing anything else other than the torn & ripped skinny jeans & a green battered top from H&M (and the cap) – but he does come with gel for ever changing hairstyles & 2 alternating skate boards for ‘Happy play days at multistory’ & ‘Moody play days at The Carrs’ – teenager will find it difficult to express which skateboard he his preferring at any given time – and this will be your problem.
Qualities include door slamming, wearing battered looking trainers in the house, spending more time on his hair than his showers, mood swings, not having the energy to hoover his room but having the energy to skateboard.
He is polite enough but be wary about taking him out in public – because although he is used to people, you never can tell whether he’ll have a good enough social responce to any situation – a soft grunt now covers most basic conversations – followed by the dreaded eye roll.
Serious enquiries only – no time wasters please.

We wouldn’t really give them away, would we…but somedays we are tempted! Funny how you have so much more respect for your own parents after you realise how they made it through your own teenage years, isn’t it?



Jolene enjoys writing, sharing and connecting with other like-minded women online – it also gives her the perfect excuse to ignore Mount-Washmore until it threatens to bury her family in an avalanche of Skylander T-shirts and Frozen Pyjama pants. (No one ever knows where the matching top is!) Likes: Reading, cooking, sketching, dancing (preferably with a Sav Blanc in one hand), social media, and sitting down on a toilet seat that one of her children hasn’t dripped, splashed or sprayed on. Dislikes: Writing pretentious crap about herself in online bio’s and refereeing arguments amongst her offspring.

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