Karen is a mum of mixed sex, 14-year-old twins and certainly knows it. Each week she shares with us what her terrible two have been up to.
'Teenie two wants to be 'hench'. I'm not entirely sure what this means but I think it has something to do with 'guns' and '6-packs'. He works out, 2, sometimes 3 times a week, down at our local gym and recently told me that he needs protein shakes.
Now I am all in favour of him keeping fit but I do worry that his motivation isn't entirely healthy.
It seems to me that boys these days all want bodies like Mark Wright and judge each other's physiques in a way that used to be saved for the girls' locker room. Give it 10 years and I guarantee we'll see eating disorders and steroid abuse in young men sky rocket.
And it's already happening. There's one young lad I work with with muscles like Popeye who recently went off work with an abscess in his arm. No prizes for guessing why. So while I encourage Teenie two to exercise, rest assured I will be keeping a very close eye on him.
Karen's other blog posts...
- Karen's next blog - My terrible teenage two: 'I'm not an idiot mum'
- Karen's previous blog - My terrible teenage two: 'It's not the Oscars'
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