Some Surprising But Wonderful Things Our Teens are Doing Right Now

As things came to a screeching halt, our teenagers have shown us just how resilient they are and are taking up some pretty amazing hobbies.

If that’s not a positive spin on a horrible situation, I don’t know what is.
Teens have started to explore creative hobbies.

Popular teen hobbies

Adopting animals seems to be on the rise for sure. Amy M. got right into it saying, “My kids & I adopted baby goats!”

Goats
Photo credit: Amy Maikkula

Tracy C. says, “Mine has started baking and gotten a puppy which is keeping her on her toes!”

Photo Credit: Tracy Walsh Craemer

Kerry S. says her daughters are doing something that benefits her yard, “My daughters are both learning the finer points of gardening. They studied how to amend heavy soil, select plants for our growing zone and install drip irrigation. They planned their design and planted everything this past weekend.”

Who knows, they just might find a new career this summer.

Beth D. is incredibly lucky saying, “Not surprising that my 15yo bakes almost daily, but has tried several new things (all from scratch) including, churros and soft pretzels. My 17yo has decided to contribute by cooking dinners.”

This outbreak is honing our teenagers’ life skills for sure. Also, please pass the soft pretzels. When this is over and Beth hosts her first dinner party, she won’t have to lift a finger.

Laura D. reports, “My 19 year old is teaching himself drop spindling.”

Photo credit: Laura Day

Working with yarn can be an incredibly calming hobby to take up during this time so why not give it a go if you’ve been thinking about it?

Kim S. says she and her daughter are doing something healthy together,”My 21 year-old graduating college senior has finally decided to care about her health and has been exercising every single day since LSU started online. We started out running/walking together.”

Nancy S. says her daughter and her friends are taking it back to the ‘80s and we couldn’t love this idea more,”My daughter and her friends are sending actual letters to each other. They are making cards, writing on stationery, taking Polaroid selfies, and making small trinkets like friendship bracelets and popping them into envelopes. Easy enough to put in our mailbox out front of our house. No need to travel to the post office! I think it’s such a great idea. She’s now asking if the mail has come yet!”

Just remember, we older folks can do this with our girlfriends too. How nostalgic!

Julie O. has a baker in her house too telling us, “My DD has become the Bagel Master!”

Photo credit: Julie Oberg

These are drool-worthy and look so professional. We are hoping that some of these kids get together and open a bakery when this is all over. The people need these baked goods in their lives.

Seeing teens discover a new hobby, or hone an old one is the good news we all need right now. Not only is it inspiring and makes us want to explore something new, it shows us how amazing our teens are and that they are easily able to find something upbeat and productive to do with the extra time they have on their hands.

What things have your teens started doing? Share your stories and pictures in the comments, we’d love to hear about it.

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About Katie BinghamSmith

Katie Bingham-Smith lives in Maine with her three kids. She is a Staff Writer at Scary Mommy, shoe addict and pays her kids to rub her feet. You can see more of her on Facebook and Instagram .

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