Hey all. My son I a great kid, except when I ask him to help me out. He does what I ask, but always with an eye roll, and an attitude. I know I should just shrug it off, but it really makes me mad! here is an example of what I mean.
So he had a sleepover on Sat night. He was supposed to come home early on Sunday, and help with some housework. On Sunday he tried to call and see if he could go to the river with some friends. He never got a hold of me, so he just came home. Great kid!
Anyway, I was really pleased that he came home, and felt bad that he missed out on the opportunity to go. So, I drove him, 3 hours round trip, to join his friends. He agreed that he would work today (Monday) extra hard.
So, first off he got a bad sunburn. Although I get it that he is uncomfortable, I am thinking, well you agreed, and you also did not listen to be and wear sunscreen. So, I am expecting him to work. He has been stomping around, being an ass generally.
I feel manipulated, and pissed off.
What would you do?