......can one person be expected to cope with?
Yes, we did it again.
Another birthday, another teenager.
They'll probably put up one of those blue plaques on the house:
'HOME OF THE MOTHER OF THIS LOT, A VERY HARRASSED WOMAN WHO BROUGHT UP INORDINATE AMOUNTS OF TEENAGE GIRLS WHILST THE FATHER OF THIS LOT FINANCED SEVERAL LUXURY CRUISES FOR THE OWNERS OF THE MARE AND FOAL'
.....or words to that effect.
Happy birthday to The Peacemaker.
May your teenage years be good ones.
And by the grace of God, may I survive them.