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My son asked me to "ground" him!

post #1 of 15
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I came home tonight after a full day of shopping.

The kids had not done a thing as far as chores go.

My son had a friend over. He didn't ask if his friend could come in the house. So I immediately questioned him, but didn't lay into him too hard with his friend still here.( I have know his friend since my son was in kindergarten and he is now in high school). I save that for later so the kids don't get embarrased in front of their friends if it isn't a life or death situation.

I then asked about my stereo that is no longer working properly. My son imformed me that he was trying to hook up the VCR and dropped it. Now the display will not work. Not a HUGE deal because it still works but with no display lights. I "yelled" at him for touching things that don't belong to him. He offered to pay for it....

Right....14 yr old with no job.... I'll never see that money. So I told him he would be working it off removing the grout in the tile in the kitchen. My boyfriend decided to grout the tile grey without letting me see the color first. I hate the way it looks and want white grout. We decided to remove the old grout.....major pain is the a$$. Now my son will be the free labor.

My son is on high honor roll in school. He is a good kid with good grades. He is polite when it counts always willing to help others and usually a good source of entertainment in our house.

I gave him the "you need to be responsible" lecture. I told him I expect him to do chores and make good decisions. (Having a friend in the house without asking, breaking things, etc.)

He then said "Mom....I'm sorry you can ground me. It's okay". How do you not laugh at that? He was serious! I asked him "Do you really want me to ground you?". He said "Yes". I told him if he would have lied about who broke the stereo he would have been in BIG trouble but he told the truth so now he can just work it off.

Does anyone else have kids who just make you ??

Oh the joys of having a teenager......


Bobbie
post #2 of 15
He sounds great! Looks like you just did a fantastic job raising him. Good for you - what a well adjusted fantastic son you have. Must be a relief!
post #3 of 15
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Awww Thanks!

I am lucky, I am growing up with him. I got pregnant with him when I was 15. He is now almost 15 and I just turned 31. It's A LOT of trial an error on my part. But, we do okay I wouldn't change the way things happened for anything in the world. He is a good kid....not perfect though!
post #4 of 15
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Originally Posted by 4kids4cats
Awww Thanks!

He is a good kid....not perfect though!
He is a good kid... and may I ask are you perfect??
post #5 of 15
I thought i had met a responsible teenager like that somewhere, now who was it?
post #6 of 15
Aww, what a little sweetie....
post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by sharky
He is a good kid... and may I ask are you perfect??


HMMM... not even close! LOL That's why he isn't grounded....
post #8 of 15
I'm 15 and my Mum had me at about that age too! I don't have to ask my Mum when my friends come over though. He sounds like a good boy. Pictures?
post #9 of 15
wow - how on earth did you manage to raise a son so considerate?! Sounds like such a good kid - you must be really really proud!
post #10 of 15
haha gosh!
I am a rebel! My parents never grounded me! I envied my friends who got grounded!
post #11 of 15
I got grounded once because I told everyone at the park that my sister had nits
Id never ask for it though, maybe no (im 21 and dont live at home) so that I couldnt go out and spend money.
He sounds like a really good kid and you should be proud of him. At least he respects you enough to understand you are mad at him.
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by 4kids4cats


Does anyone else have kids who just make you ??

Mostly, the kids in our family just make me , though sometimes I have to act during the talking to, and doing the later!
post #13 of 15
That is so cute. It seems like your family is very loving and open.
post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
I'm 15 and my Mum had me at about that age too! I don't have to ask my Mum when my friends come over though. He sounds like a good boy. Pictures?

Of course I have pictures.....


http://public.fotki.com/bobbie0253/c.../dsc_2406.html

http://public.fotki.com/bobbie0253/c.../dsc_2619.html

http://public.fotki.com/bobbie0253/c.../dsc_2776.html

http://public.fotki.com/bobbie0253/c.../dsc_3262.html
post #15 of 15
Aw, he is a cutie! I am very impressed that you are raising such a responsible kid. I had my first at age 21, and she has presented me with MANY challenges! Sounds like you are a good Mom, and your son is really learning responsibility.

Of course, every kid has their moments. But a Mom who teaches him to repay what he has broken is on the right track. (Good job of not laughing at him! Sometimes that is hard, isn't it!)
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