September 05, 2007


Have you ever noticed that if you give a teenager the choice of doing a chore today or tomorrow, they will always choose tomorrow? I told Boopie Monday that he could either mow the law Monday or he had to do it Tuesday. Now since Monday was Memorial Labor Day he decided that he was going to do it yesterday. He didn’t want to “ruin his holiday by working”. Which is fine, that’s why I gave him the option of doing it yesterday instead. However, I told him that he would be mowing the lawn prior to going to his friend’s house or anything else.

Last night he’s pitching a fit because he wants to go to his friend’s house. He knew I was going to say no, so he tried asking Ktreva instead. Unfortunately for him, she knew he had to mow the lawn first. Then he tried to pull, “The lawn doesn’t look like it needs mowing.” Well it does. Hell even if I didn’t have him to mow the lawn it would have been me to mow it, it’s that bad.

He tried one last thing. He has a lot of homework to do tonight and he doesn’t like it when everything falls on the same day. Of course my response was, “Mow the lawn, oh and you had the option of doing it Monday. You chose to put it off until tonight. Also if you have that much homework, you need to do that before going to your friends.”

The joys of teenagers.

UPDATE: Yea, I get Labor and Memorial day confused.

Posted by Contagion in Family Life at September 5, 2007 06:58 AM | TrackBack

It's never fun arguing with your own teenager, but it's hilarious when it's someone else!

After he brought up the fact that he had homework and should therefore be excused from mowing, I'm surprised you didn't hand him a shovel and invite him to "keep on digging that hole".

Heh heh...

Posted by: Roses at September 5, 2007 07:37 AM

Have I mentioned lately how happy I am that my kids are grown and gone... No? Well, I am. *grin*

Posted by: Teresa at September 5, 2007 08:29 AM

Damn, if you gave him the choice to mow the lawn on Memorial day and he hasn't yet how the hell can you even see your backyard by now?

Posted by: Quality Weenie at September 5, 2007 10:11 AM

Teenagers? Heck, I do that. I'm a firm believer in the school of "Don't do today what you can put off until tomorrow." I've got wargames and such to play!

Posted by: Ogre at September 5, 2007 10:53 AM