Saturday, February 6, 2010

Teenage Brains Part 2: That's What Moms Are For!

The other morning my husband, Tom and my son, Bryce (13) and I were in the kitchen. In the course of the conversation, I got to peek into a teenager’s mind and a glimpse how his world is put together.

Tom: Ben, after you eat will you please unload the dishwasher?”

Bryce: I hate unloading the dishwasher. Why can’t James or Ryan do it (his 14 year old brother and his twin)?

Tom: Because I asked you to do it.

Bryce: But I don’t want to unload the dishwasher…and shouldn’t have to.

Tom: Who do you think should do it?


Bryce: Mom

Tom: Why do you think your Mom should have to do it?

Bryce: Because that’s what moms are for!



Lori Lavender Luz said...

It starts much earlier than the teen years!

Ahhhh. I think it's payback. I remember thinking that myself. In fact, the laundry needs folding. I'll call Mom and see when she's gonna get on that.


Kristin said...

Moments like that are when boys in my house get assigned PERMANENT jobs...LOL.

Tami said...

I like how you think, Kristin!

Knowing Bryce, he was peeking out of the corner of his eye to see if you were listening. Even in his teenage heart, he knows his mom means so much more!