My 13 year old son has always claimed he will be rich someday. Of course, being an only parent, I wish it was sooner than later. He does have a million ideas for his extreme wealth and for a teenager who lacks the developed common sense skills of everyday life, he does possess the retentive logic of his mother.
As much as I have trouble understanding all the technicalities of electronics, he has taken extreme care, to obtain the equipment and knowledge of the equipment. He also takes good care of his electronic equipment. As new electronic equipment comes about, the old is put aside and stored very carefully, “just in case”.
Stupid Mom just had to ask “Just in case of what?” Okay, so I have a bad habit of looking at something unused for so long that one day I will pick it up and put it in the dumpster. Of course, my son keeps his bedroom spotless, just because I might walk in there and spot something I feel the need to throw away. I really do try to not venture into my kids bedrooms, until I can’t find any silverware to eat with or an odor I can’t identify from the hallway, usually by my daughter’s bedroom. However, if I see my daughter in the same clothes for more than 2 days I will get the garden rake and excavate her room, with gloves and a mask.
The “Just in case of what” came when my teenage son discovered E-Bay. Suddenly, he has more money than I do. So now, I demand gas money, shipping charges and payment for boxes. Next week I am adding my chauffeur time to his bill. This is all because the Playstation 3 is coming out at the end of the year.
When my son is rich, I will be submitting a bill to him for the massive food debt, the Bigfoot shoewear, and the mens clothes I have to supply for the 6’1, size 14 shoe, skinny CHILD with a teenage attitude.