Is it just me? Teenagers seem to have a knack for "inhaling" household necessities in a day that would take an adult person (with a fully formed frontal lobe) a week or two. I do not understand this. I try to understand this. I have not yet found a path forward in understanding this. Husband and I only have one teen present in our household, but some days, it feels like we're raising a fleet of them. Whether it be deep conditioner, food, or paper towels--we can't seem to keep anything stocked in the house for more than a few days. Do teens have a special portal they use to make things disappear? Are pre-adults also pre-magicians? Have we done our children a disservice by raising them on Harry Potter? Do teens, specifically, have horcruxes that suck in family staples? Some days I feel crazy, because I swore the house was stocked--and then, just like *snaps* --it's all gone.

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I do not have the answer to any of these questions, but I did walk around our house to take inventory of some of the things we just cannot seem to have enough of. If you too, are a parent of teen people, let a "Bestie" know if you can relate.

1. Paper Products

Is toilet paper edible?  Husband and I often wonder how a roll of toilet paper disappears in one day flat.

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2. Toiletries

Whether it's deep conditioner or deodorant, even when I buy a giant, brand new any of it, by the time it's time for me to use it, it's gone.

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3. Water

We buy two 5 gallon jugs of water at a time. Teen isn't a fish, but we think she does this with it.

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4. Clean Clothes

Every week, I see the child take bags of clothes to the machine. But teen never seems to have clean clothes to wear. How Sway?

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5. Food

This is the big one. Toddlers are one thing. But teens are on a whole other level.

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I do not know how they do it, but teenagers are masterful at making household items disappear. Do you have any suggestions?

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