Surviving the Teens... Again

Nov 30, 2011

Working amidst powder pink and egg shell blue bundles at a children's clothing store years ago, Annie Gray Johnston imagined that motherhood would be sweet and rewarding.

When she finds herself pulled from that serene atmosphere and into Forever 21, however, she realizes that being a parent to teenagers means surviving the turmoil of puberty all over again.

About the commentator: Annie Gray Johnston is wife, mother, sister, friend, and general nut. A native Wilmingtonian, she is related to many but only claims a few. If she had to be someone else, it would be a living Allen Funt.