Thursday, April 10, 2008

What Not to Expect from Teenage Son

The following are things I have learned not to expect with a teenage son in the home:

1. To ask him to put away the food after dinner and find left overs for lunch the next day.
2. To receive answers to my questions in a complete sentence.
3. To wake up early.
4. To go to sleep early.
5. Leave for class or work early.
6. To drive slower down our street.
7. For him to ask, "Mother, Is there anything I can do for you today?"
8. Odor free and clean bedroom.
9. To use his dresser and closet for clothes.
10. To put things where they belong after use.

Psalm 127:3 NIV
Sons are a heritage from the LORD,
children a reward from him.

10 gracious comments:

Laurel Wreath said...

So true!!

Alene said...

Thanks for this post, girl! I now realize my son is "normal". ha He is a senior and totally fits your description. Hope you are having a great day!

Starla said...

I think all kids are sort of like this. My niece doesn't do some of those things on your list.

annie's eyes said...

I hate to tell you but the list just gets longer as they get a little older, then suddenly you go into their apartment one day, and it is neat and the laundry is done. Somewhere along the way, they learned they appreciate neat and a little sleep. I so hear you on this! Smiling, Love, Annette

Tori said...

Being the mom of a 15 year old son, I can totally relate to these.
Very funny!

Tam said...


My boy is 11, so he doesn't drive yet. But all the rest of the list i was radically shaking my yes to!

Too funny!

Too true =o

Irritable Mother said...

It will be a few years before I have teenage boys in the house.
I appreciate the warning! LOL

Kelsey Smith said...

Very true lol

Karen said...

We seem to have some of the same issues in our home! LOL

Hope you've had a great weekend!

Tiffany Stuart said...

Thanks for your comment on my Laced with Grace post.

And hey, I have a teenage son too. I ditto your list!