FABLE: A story told by a teenager arriving home after curfew.
And then I decided to check in on one of my favorite writers, W. Bruce Cameron (best known for his "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Daughter") to get his take on teens.
"When teenage girls get to be older, they seem to realize that shouting 'I hate you' from the other side of a slammed door has thus far proved to be an ineffective method of persuasion. After all, no father has ever knocked on the door and said, 'Honey? Your vile screaming has won me over. If you really hate me, then, yes, you have my permission to drive off with a couple of irresponsible friends and wind up the subject of a crime show about missing women.'"
It wasn't until I was a few hours into my research that I realized much of what I was reading about teenagers didn't apply to my girl, who is pretty much the funniest, happiest, most upbeat person I know.
She might be a late-sleeping, phone-clutching, mall rat on occasion, but she gives it her own spin. Life with her has never been dull.
You can see Celeste and her friends on stage at the CYAC Production of "Boxes 14" at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday or Saturday at WVSU Capital Theater at 123 Summers St. Admission, $6.
Reach Karin Fuller at karinful...@gmail.com.