One British mother of three, Ella Brookbanks, who discovered that the terrible twos are a walk in the park compared to adolescence, decided to put her 14-year-old son up for sale on Facebook – for free – after getting fed up with his typically moody teenage behavior.
In her humorous post, she wrote:
““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? 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 skateboards 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 response to any situation – a soft grunt now covers most basic conversations – followed by the dreaded eye roll.” She added: “Serious enquiries only – no time wasters, please.”
When her mother-in-law saw the post, she told Ella was that she still had “about two more years of this” if the boy was “anything like his father.”