Monday, November 10, 2008

Can't Wait 'Til That Frontal Lobe Gets Done

Sometimes I just don't get the teens. Last night Big Boy wanted a bottle, so he emptied an entire, new mind you, bottle of dish soap into the sink. We have a soap dispenser not 10 inches from the sink he could have easily emptied the entire contents of the bottle into, but noooooo.

His reasoning? I had not spent any money out of pocket for it, therefore it didn't cost me anything. Therefore, it had no value.

I took the real cost of the soap out of his allowance. My reasoning, he hadn't yet received the money, therefore it had no value to him. I was wrong, it did have value to him. I still don't think he gets it, maybe in six years.... I won't hold my breath.

2 comments:

hsmomma5 said...

I would have done the same thing. If you figure the "teen thing" out be sure and let me know!! :)

DA Wagners said...

So glad I don't have teenagers yet! Save all these posts so he can read them when he's older and has a better perspective on life! I'm sure he'll appreciate your patience!