Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Sooo, I have a teenager who is being every bit a teenager.

The Boy: "have you done my laundry?" (he asked me nicely yesterday to do it)
Me: "Oh, I need to dry it but ya."
The Boy: "Oh no, all of my stuff needs to be turned inside out or it will fade"
Me: "If you want special requests, maybe you should do it yourself."
The Boy: (In an accusatory tone) "Aren't you supposed to be the mom?"

I don't know where he got this attitude but part of me wants to put my foot up his butt. I'm pulling a full load of courses, (managing a 3.75-3.5, doing lessons for Seminary, maintaing the house and The Boy... played Need for Speed and not much more. Where did this sense of entitlement come from??


Lara said...

At our house teenagers do their own laundry. Unless I am feeling exceptionally generous and want to do them a favor. You don't want him to be one of those people who goes off to college and has to ask someone to teach him how, right? ;)(My brother actually called me after he moved into his first apartment and asked if I could talk him through how to do it.) So he needs lots of practice now.

stickchick said...

Oooh, trust me, he's done his own laundry since he was about 12. That's why this really cheezed me off. I think kids need to know how to at least do basic household chores too and I'm NOT the maid.

I don't mind helping him out or doing it once in awhile but not with that attitude.