Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Things Your Middle Schooler Is Probably Doing

I've written about how Middle Schoolers confuse me. And they still do. My daughter is in middle school, and I'm both amused and baffled by her on a daily basis.




If you have a Middle Schooler, here are some things they are probably doing:



1. Making Tik Tok or watching Tik Tok videos. Don't know what Tik Tok is? It's an app where people do dance moves or make basic videos. Some parents are up in arms saying pedophiles are all over it, and that's true, but if you monitor it, it's okay. I have the password and I check my daughter's account often. I even have an account so if I see anything craziness on her account, I'll call her or the person out. So far, it's been okay though. My daughter has friends who aren't allowed to have the app, but they find a way. They'll make videos with friends' accounts or start their own account and use friends' phones.


2. Have Air Pods in their ears. My daughter got some for Christmas. The problem is, she has long hair so I can't always tell when she has them in. So I'll talk to her and be like, "Okay?" and get no response and I'll be like, "OKAY?" and she'll stare at me and be like, "What?", move her hair back and show me the Air Pods. I really need to get used to asking if she can hear me before I go on first.




3. A Scrunchie will probably be on their arm. Usually it will go with an outfit. Sometimes it signifies that they are in a relationship if they are a boy.



4. They'll want a Hydroflask. Yup Hydroflasks are still around. (I wrote about VSCO girls here.) However, my daughter has gone back to a basic water bottle because she says she's "over" Hydroflasks since so many people have one now. (Also, she lost her Hydroflask.) (Wait. She found her Hydroflask and says she "might" start using it again.)


5. Is your kid sporting a piece of clothing with the CHAMPION logo? Weirdly, this has become popular. Natalie doesn't have these clothes yet, but has them on her birthday list. They look rather drab and blah to me. I told her I'd buy a white t-shirt and just write CHAMPION across it.


6. Is your Middle Schooler wearing clunky shoes? Or maybe Air Force Nike shoes? Yeah, my daughter has the clunky shoes. She wants Air Force Nike shoes with butterflies on them. Apparently you can get them custom made on Etsy. For over $100! I mean !!!! (Also, Natalie says "electric" colors are back in, hence the outfit.)




7. YouTube is still around. Natalie watches this to get ideas on how to build things on Roblox. But she says most people are on Tik Tok now.


8. They probably have an attitude and will be fine like 10 minutes later. This mug at Hallmark is perfect for Middle Schoolers.




9. Oh, they might claim they lost homework. Or their jacket. My daughter is notorious for losing things. Check the front office lost and found. Also check the backpack for the homework. You'll probably find it wedged at the bottom.






So is your Middle Schooler doing any of these? 



51 comments:

  1. I am laughing so hard at this post and can agree so much with it! Tik Tok is all the craze right now and I don't get it. Nor do I get the clunky shoes, high-water pants, or the Champion brand. This must be what it is like to get older... ha ha!

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  2. I can't say I have anything to go off here as I have no kiddies! But I can tell you my eldest niece is prob at most if not all of these things!

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  3. Tik Tok is popular in our house too. I didn't know that things from when I was in middle school (Champion, florescent) were popular again!

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  4. I remember when I was in Middle School, all I did was go to my friend's house to play! And now kids have mobiles of they're own. I was already in College when I first had one.

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  5. I loved this post and it brought back so many memories of my son. Even though he was from a different generation, the list is basically the same.

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  6. This is such an accurate post. My son was doing a lot of this when he was in middle school

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  7. Yes, my daughter loves Tik tok. She was into VSCO for a few months last Summer. She does have a hydro flask, she ordered 50 scrunches, she loves oversized sweat shirts, crop tops, earbuds, clunky sneakers & more.
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  8. It's crazy how these trends fly in! It does sound like Tik Tok is the big popular app right now!

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  9. Tik Tok seems to be huge at the moment doesn't it? I have to admit I do have an account but I don't log onto it really.

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  10. Oh man. I can't imagine being in middle school these days. Or raising a middle schooler for that matter! Thanks for a peek into the life!

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  11. eek im not there yet with my kindergartner but this is def something ill be pining for later for sure

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  12. lmao I don't have kids but I heard all these from my friends! I couldn't stop giggling reading your post...

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  13. Hahaha.. my brother is a high schooler and probably does all this too. I'm also both baffled and amazed

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  14. You literally described my 14 year old (except for the Champion and chunky shoes). She hasn't discovered those just yet.

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  15. Oh my I can totally relate, my daughter is up to the things you listed haha! Well, that how teenagers now. :)

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  16. Such a fun read! Now, I don't have a middle-schooler but I do a lot of young people around this age and I gotta tell you, I feel real uncool and old around them...i'm 28. I still don't know what tik tok is! It's crazy to think that middle-schoolers will never know a time without the internet, flip phones of Facebook.

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  17. I had to giggle about the airpods. My number one rule about that, when my oldest started it, was she always had to have one earbud out. Period. She had to be able to hear me at all times. She's 17 now, that rule is sort of out the window so I can relate to you! LOL

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  18. You are lucky that Natalie keeps you up to date on everything! It seems like she is enjoying middle school, which is awesome!

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  19. This blog brought laughter in me! This is so much fun to read and great things to know about middle schoolers.

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  20. I have a girl of the same age and she does almost the same things you described. She has often air pods in her ears and watch tik tok videos!

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  21. I feel like so many of the old trends when I were younger are coming back now! This post made me laugh because so much of it's true!

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  22. I witness this with my teen nieces and sister in law. Definitely with the Air Pods in the ears... yes!

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  23. Haha! I know a highschooler who does most of these. Tik tok is so popular now!

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  24. I remember seeing some of these things from those days and still some now. I had no idea Champion clothing was coming into style, I may still have some from back in the day.

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  25. It's interesting to read what teens these days occupy their time with. I remember during my time Facebook was the big new thing. Strange to see that kids don't really use it anymore these days :)

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  26. Last night I saw all of this neon in the clothes section. It's crazy that the neon colors have made full circle.

    I love TikTok.

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  27. Times have changed so much and they continue to change so fast. I can't keep up with all of these new things.

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  28. My 18-year old is still doing most of these things, lol. It's fine though. Better than getting into trouble!

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  29. This post was so funny to read! My son is in middle school, but isn't really into any of those things. It'll be interesting to see what my daughter is into once she is middle school age, but she's got a while to go since she's only 4 thankfully.

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  30. My friend is dealing with all of this right now! I know I'll be here before i know it!

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  31. Ok, so my 3rd grader is doing ALL of these things! Tik Tok drives me crazy with all repetition! Oh, and losing things? Daily. DAILY!

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  32. Hahaha, YES! This IS my 13 year old! :)

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  33. I have a middle schooler too and 1.2.3.7.8 is true for me! Oh my gosh, she drives me nuts sometimes.

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  34. I'm laughing at this because going through menopause made me do those same things. Well, maybe not the TikToc thing. LOL

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  35. Hands up I'm in my 30s and have a TikTok issue now.. It started during lockdown - I don't make them but I like watching the cute animal ones.

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  36. I have a high schooler and some of these still apply :-) We are back to a water bottle too.

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  37. Oh it's so cute that they claim they lost homework or their jacket. It's cute to hear but it's so true! It happend to me too!

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  38. Mine did none of the above, but they also homeschool, so they don't see a lot of the fads that are out.

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  39. Haha this is so accurate and I also used to wear my scrunchie on my arm too,even up to now. Hehe

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  40. Ahaha she’s so funny, I just got a pair of AirPods and now my mom does the same 😂

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  42. Scrunchies are a thing again? LOL. Good to know! My kids are still little but sometimes it's like they're teenagers in small bodies.

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  43. As someone who graduated high school only a year ago, I can definitely confirm that several of these things are true!

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  44. We have a middle schooler that does most of these. We just don't allow her on Tik Tok because there is so much crazy stuff that pops up on there.

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  45. Ha this is so true. My son has his ear pods all the time. I have to YELL to get his attention. So annoying!

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  46. The stuff you shared here seems a lot like the thing that are going on with my teens and their friends.

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  47. I have one middle schooler and another in Intermediate school. They both do a lot of these things. Of course Tik Tok is such a huge thing now. It seems all kids are watching those or doing their own videos.

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  48. Yup, I can relate to these! When it comes down to it, thats what teenagers are like!

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  49. Mama Maggie's KitchenNovember 7, 2020 at 4:17 PM

    Definitely true! Especially that thing about having Air Pods in their ears.

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  50. omg! my thinking is your daughter's age! :D except for tiktok maybe... :D she's cool! ;)

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  51. lol.. am I a teenager? I'm 26 and I love scrunchies, champion sweatshirts and my airpods! ;D

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