I learn something new from my older teenager everyday from new slang terms to things that he feels are now fashionable. I wish I would write down the phrases he says to me. I even tried to ask my younger son what some of the phrases are; he said “Mom, I don’t talk like that.” He is right, he doesn’t.
Here are just a few of the terms that I needed explained to me:
“Drippy” = you look good
“Extra Drippy” = you look really good
“Well substantially, of course” = yes ( and this one is said to me after almost anything I ask of him)
“Bet” = No doubt I’m right
“Slime” = friend/best friend
Then my oldest sweet talked me into buying him a Ralph Lauren sweatshirt. I know it's pretty nice for a 14 year old (insert eye roll). He puts it on and ties the hoodie strings in a bow. I chuckle and tell him that that looks ridiculous. He proceeds to tell me that is how people wear them nowadays (insert eye roll, again). So he pulls up his Snapchat and scrolls threw several pictures of the being tied. I simply said I will do better than their parents and not allow you to wear it that way.
I am not sure if that won him over or not, but when I saw him after school it was not tied… #win.