What teenagers hide in their closets.

I don’t believe in privacy for children and teenagers are like big bodied two year olds who won’t fit into a playpen anymore.  So I do random room searches.  I confiscate lighters, gauges, piercing needles.  I read notes, book covers, and little crumpled pieces of paper.  I throw out empty chip bags, gum wrappers, pen caps, safety pins, and broken crayons.  I find random stiff rolled up socks, used kleenex, memory cards, banana peels, and torn out pictures of vampires from magazines.

Yesterday morning I found the one thing I never though I’d find in her closet.  I’d be less surprised to find a pack of cigarettes or an empty beer can or a scale.  Or even a teenage boy.  But this?

 

 

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