(updated 12 May 04)

You might be fighting a losing battle with your teenager if...

...he inspires you to think of this topic. (Cantw82paint@Aol.com)

..you look in the mirror and realize that you have started wearing your oversized pants down around your knees. (HollinsGirl76@aol.com)

...they keep using your adolescence as the bad examples. (Mistahtom@aol.com) Well, if I'd only stop telling him those stories about "the time I was wasted"...

...they refuse to remove the virus from your computer until you raise their allowance. (lanny888@yahoo.com)

...you're fighting ANY battle with your teenager. (Rabdreadr@aol.com; murdoctor@aol.com)

...while you're taking Canadian drugs, he's on Mexican drugs. (junkmailmagnet42@aol.com)

...everything you buy he takes back and gets in black. (marymarg27608@yahoo.com) Maybe he's just going thru his Johnny Cash phase?

...he never suffers hearing loss at a rock concert...only when you're around. (maxcel200@aol.com)

...after you tell them they can't borrow your car, they steal the neighbors. (davidgotribe@aol.com)

...he uses multi-syllabic words while arguing, and you have to call "Time Out" to get the dictionary. (mauibrothers04@yahoo.com) I guess a "yo mamma" wouldn't work as a comeback here, huh?

...he agrees with only one thing you say..."you need that nose piercing like you need a hole in your head!" (maxcel200@aol.com)

...you put biohazard signs on the door to their room hoping they'll get the hint to clean it and they think it's cool and add more. (watch4whales@yahoo.com)

...at the heat of the argument, they use "fo shizzle" just to confuse you. (LastComicStandng@aol.com)

Our last Finish Line winner for a while...

...any punishment you try to issue is met by a chuckle, followed by, "good one", and a pat on your tush. (stan@squidworks.com)