Anybody wish their step-teen would get a summer job?
School will be out Friday and my SS (18 years old in come July) will be in his room all summer I guess watching tv and listening to music. I know it's not my place to ask him to get a job. I asked his dad if he was going to work this summer a few months ago, and he said he was going to tell him too because he needs to learn to interact with people, money, etc. but he never said anything to him.
We married last fall so I'm not sure how the boy eats breakfast and lunch when he is home during the day alone because on weekends his dad pretty much serves him all meals! I've noticed if dad doesn't make him something he will come in and get granola bars or poptarts, or just skip breakfast. I've never seen him make a sandwich or bowl of cereal even!
I don't know why it bugs me that he sits there 24/7 but it just does. My son was always doing things and worked and my daughter is only 15 and already talking about finding a job. He's planning to go to college, it looks like his mom and dad would expect him to make some money toward that and toward his gas, car insurance, phone, etc. at this point. Don't teens get sick of watching tv and sitting on there bed all day? I never could have done that all summer!