When asking one of my 12 year olds to empty the dishwasher he replies with, “I’ll give you $20 to do it for me mom.” I say, “That is terrible. What would I be teaching you if I were to say yes?” My 12 year old replies, “OK, fine $40.” Now I am thinking I may just take his money to teach him a whole new lesson. I turned around and shot him a look, completely accidental, and he began unloading. Lesson learned…12 year olds these days have too much cash.
Hmmm, sounds like something one of my kids would try to pull.
Teresa Cleveland Wendel says
$40? Forget the lesson. I’d have taken the money.
But like you said, it says something about kids today: They have too much money.
It says something else too: Your boys are both wry and clever.
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