Any mum out there currently wading through the murky waters of having a teenager will be able to relate to this mum’s hilarious post.
Ella Jane Brookbanks was getting a little fed up of her 14-year-old son when she decided to ask her Facebook friends for a little help.
The hilarious post took the form of a classified ad as the mum looked for a “good loving home” for her teen.
“My moody adolescent comes complete with a Nike cap that he keeps on 'forgetting' to remove when he's in the house, a tin of Famous Henry's hair gel, a crap phone with a cracked front screen, three pairs of identical black skinny jeans (each with their own gaping hole), a green jacket that smells of cheese & trainers that have seen better days.
“He also has a vintage pull string (like Woody from Toy Story) on the back that moans, huffs & puffs & complains about anything from having to shower, having to clean his room, having to put the bins out & not being allowed to stay up late - because he's such a sloth like mard arse every morning.”
The post, which was originally posted privately, struck such a chord with Ella’s friends she decided to post it publicly for the world to enjoy.
“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 skate boards 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.”
The mum went on to describe some common symptoms of teenage years including their love of dramatics, lack of enthusiasm and poor personal hygiene.
“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.”
The ad did come with a warning however, as Ella warned about the dangers of letting her son interact with the general public.
“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 responce to any situation - a soft grunt now covers most basic conversations - followed by the dreaded eye roll.”
If anyone is interested, you know where to go but Ella is a business woman and says: “Serious enquiries only - no time wasters please.”