At times, it has been hilarious to try and figure out the minds of growing teenage boys. Rest assured that the culture of teenagers is in and of itself a wonder.
Make no mistake, Bongo dorm is no exception. It may be difficult to fully appreciate the pure genius birthed from the mind of a teen, but we thought it would better our (and your) world to share and enlighten you with the words of insight, wisdom and random thoughts of teenage boys. We will do our best to provide context. Also, enjoy the photos of dorm life with teenagers.
Teenager comment #1:
“With me in the room, you don’t need to stoke the fire. It’s hot enough.”
Derek was about to stoke the fire. Comment provided by one of the Bongo dorm boys.
(Roasting hot dogs)
Teenager comment #2:
“Stick me in front of a fan and call me an air freshener.”
I (Cheryl) had just commented how pleasant it was to smell shampoo rather than gym socks. Comment provided by one of the Bongo dorm boys.
Teenager comment #3:
“I hope there is a lock down drill when I’m close to Kedong.”
A lock down drill requires all members on campus to head for cover. Kedong is the girls’ dorm. This is context enough. Comment provided by one of the Bongo dorm boys.
(The boys wanted to bake biscuits)
Teenager comment #4:
“You’re like an artichoke. Hard on the outside, but once you’re past the peel, you’re soft and tender.”
A small group of boys gathered on the couch attempting to poetically affirm all things manly while acknowledging the inner sensitive nature. Comment provided by one of the Bongo dorm boys.
(In house security)
Teenager comment #5:
“Can I still do streaks?”
Ok, in our home culture “streak” is not something we aspire to. When Derek stopped laughing, he found out that “streaks” was, in fact, a point/scoring system for posting on a Social Media app. Comment provided by one of the Bongo dorm boys.
Adult comment #1:
“There are so many random socks lying around, we could make a quilt.”
Derek owns this comment. He had just completed room inspection. Keepin’ it real.
(Checking out monkeys and birds)
Teenager comment #6:
“I’d rather make a shirt with my bare hands than pay for a new one.”
All students purchase gym clothes from the campus store. Gym shirts were going missing like car keys and we mentioned what it cost to buy a new one. Comment provided by one of the Bongo dorm boys.
(Showers are required before playing this game)
Teenager comment #7:
“If someone keeps poking me, and I punch him, is that considered bullying?”
We were outlining RVA’s bullying policy during a dorm meeting. Boy ‘A’ was poking Boy ‘B’. Boy ‘B’ became annoyed. Comment provided by Boy ‘B’ of Bongo dorm.
There… now didn’t all of that just make your day???
Praise God for teenagers!!!! Love ‘em!
Yes we do love them 🙂