10 Recipes To Make A Teen When One Direction Breaks Up

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Well, to say the last few days have sucked is a total understatement. Like a lot of you we are the proud parents of a 13 year old girl who is now completely devastated that Zayn Malik has left One Direction. I was met at the door Wednesday by a sobbing daughter who’s world was torn apart and all she could get out in between sobs was “One Direction is breaking up!!!” 

Apparently, when One Direction breaks up it not only sends our world into a tail spin, but it becomes the hot topic for most of my mom friends on Facebook who keep repeating the phrase “I am not sure what to do!” I tend to think an occasion like this calls for comfort food, binge snacking, lots of tissue, and a few chick flicks. Did I mention patience? It requires lots and lots of patience…

1. If your daughter is lying on her bed and writing the x-band member’s names up her arm in Sharpie she needs:

10 Recipes To Make A Teen When One Direction Breaks Up: Gluten Free Vanilla and Powdered Sugar Donuts recipe {Beard and Bonnet}

Vanilla and Powdered Sugar Donuts

2. If she and her best friend have hopped on Face Time to full on ugly cry together she needs: 

10 Recipes To Make A Teen When One Direction Breaks Up: Quintessential Guacamole recipe @beardandbonnet

Quintessential Guacamole

3. If she is standing in a hot shower singing/screaming a weird montage of all of her favorite One Direction lyrics she needs:

10 Recipes To Make A Teen When One Direction Breaks Up: Vegan Chocolate Protein Smoothie recipe {@beardandbonnet }

 Chocolate Protein Smoothie

4. If she has layered on every single item of One Direction paraphernalia that she owns at one time she needs: 

10 Recipes To Make A Teen When One Direction Breaks Up:  Sweet Potato & Lime Taquitos recipe {@beardandbonnet}

Sweet Potato & Lime Taquitos

5. If she is recording every news clip that comes on the television about One Direction breaking up on her iPhone to watch on repeat she needs:

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Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

6. If you discover that all of the ink in your printer is gone because she printed out  a million images of One Direction before the break up she needs:

10 Recipes To Make A Teen When One Direction Breaks Up: 4-Ingredient Strawberry, Ginger, & Coconut Ice Cream Float recipe  { @beardandbonnet }

 4-Ingredient Strawberry, Ginger, & Coconut Ice Cream Float

7. If said images turn into wallpaper for her room she needs: 

10 Recipes To Make A Teen When One Direction Breaks Up: "Cheesy" Kale Chip Popcorn recipe { @beardandbonnet }

“Cheesy” Kale Chip Popcorn

8.  If she begins searching the internet in hopes of an article debunking the whole break up because she is convinced it is a hoax, she needs:

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Heart Shaped Small Batch Potato Chips

 9.  If she decides to go buy out every last One Direction poster Target has in stock with her allowance because there is still more open space on her ceiling she needs: 

10 Recipes To Make A Teen When One Direction Breaks Up:  Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Waffles recipe  / www.beardandbonnet.com / @beardandbonnet

Banana Chocolate Chip Waffles

10. If she has a One Direction shrine on her bookcase that is going to need some serious remodeling now that Zayn is gone she needs: 

10 Recipes To Make A Teen When One Direction Breaks Up: Vegan S'mores Sandwich Cookies recipes {@beardandbonnet }

Vegan S’mores Sandwich Cookies

If all of the above doesn’t work and you are still trying to figure out what to do to bring a smile to your daughter’s face and to try and heal her heart do this: 

Give hugs! Lots and lots and lots of hugs.

We have to remind ourselves that while to us adults this isn’t shocking or necessarily sad, to our fan girl children it feels like the end of their universe and it really is their first “break up”. Let them deal with the grieving process in their own way…even if it means you watch You Tube videos of One Direction with them for what feels like hours. 

10 Comments

  1. Alyssa @ Simply Quinoa March 27, 2015 at 6:44 am

    I’m so sorry for how much your daughter is suffering right now, BUT you are the most epic mom ever if you’re cooking her all this delicious food. I’d gladly scarf down all these goodies (in between tears of course…). xo!

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    1. Meg March 27, 2015 at 7:49 am

      The mood changes here so rapidly that I am having a hard time keeping up. We have made her favorite meals and most of her favorite snacks and smoothies. It’s a little exhausting! haha.

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  2. Julia March 27, 2015 at 11:04 am

    This is a hilarious post! I don’t have a teenage daughter, but I so appreciate your compilation of comfort foods. Thanks.

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  3. Cynthia March 27, 2015 at 11:52 am

    …wow….I wish I had a friend like you around a few weeks ago when Leonard Nemoy died. Oh gosh, here I go again…. 🙁

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  4. Em @ the pig & quill March 27, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    I’m trying to imagine what devastating event from my own childhood this approximates, and all I can come up with is…when Angel and Buffy finally porked and he lost his soul? (Talk about an effective ad for abstinence…) Needless to say, I can barely begin to fathom what this past week has been like in your abode, but if this post is any indication, you’ve done a swell job of keeping the wheels on! Well done, mama! 🙂

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    1. Meg March 28, 2015 at 8:25 am

      Haha thanks Em!! I forgot about Angel and Buffy…Maybe I need her to start watching that show on Netflix. This week has definitely been a test of my patience and compassion.

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  5. aida mollenkamp March 30, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Um, this is so hilarious I <3 that you put this together! And, btw, all of this is food I want all the time and I'm not even a 1D fan!

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    1. Meg March 30, 2015 at 12:51 pm

      Haha!! Aida, I had to do something to keep my sanity over here…it was straight up ridiculous over here.

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  6. mary thomas October 5, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    OMGOSH!!! Are you living in MY house?!?! It’s ALL my granddaughter talks about!! So very happy to know someone else is going thru this also. I will definitely try some of this on her. Thanks so much for sharing this 😉

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    1. Meg October 5, 2015 at 6:31 pm

      haha! Mary – you are not alone. My daughter literally did every one of those things. Good luck friend 🙂

      Reply

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