Teenage Aesthetic

Me: Hey, do you want this candle?

14 y/o: It doesn’t go with my aesthetic.

Me: I don’t think that word means what you think it means.

14 y/o: Yes, it does, and that candle does not fit into mine.

Me: Alright, Miss Smarty-Pants. What, pray tell, is your aesthetic?

14 y/o: A minimalist neutral background of black, gray and white accented by teal and burgundy.

Me: A minimalist neutral background??? Where are you getting this stuff?

14 y/o: I read.

Me: Yeah, so did I when I was 14, and I didn’t have an aesthetic.

14 y/o: I’m sure you did. You do now, too.

Me: Oh, and what is it?

14 y/o: Suburban mom.

Me: That’s not an aesthetic! That’s an epithet or at least a moniker! That’s like me saying your ‘minimalist neutral background’ is ‘Gothic cemetery.’

14 y/o: I like that.

Me: Fine. Let me get a tombstone to complete your look.

14 y/o: As long as you admit those yoga pants and slip-on Skechers belong in the suburbs.

Me: That’s it. No more HGTV for you.

 (C) Sara Ackerman 2017

via Daily Prompt: Aesthetic

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