My 11 yr old is sending me through the roof right now. I woke up and told both my kids that I was going to the store to pick up some things today. So they both asked me if they could get a drink or a snack. I said sure if you clean up the house for me and do not argue. They start cleaning and immediately its an arguement. My 11 yr old was still sitting on the couch playing the Wii while the 7yr old is cleaning. So I start yelling at him and tell him to get off his butt and clean. The ENTIRE time he is cleaning he is talking crap to me under his breath.
Then, the 11yr old starts saying "I dont know why I have to clean this stuff up its not mine!" tossing things around etc. Meanwhile the whole time my 7yr old has been cleaning/playing with no issues. I go take a shower and get out. The house is still not clean so at this point Im yelling. They both finally get done and I tell my 11yr old to take a shower. I go in my room, come back out, and my kid is still sitting there not taking a shower! Now Im yelling at this kid yet again and he starts talking crap to me again. Its a neverending fight with this kid. I want him to just cooperate and not fight everything I say. He is so lazy and it pisses me off. I dont know what to do to get this kid to straighten up and Ive even looked into military schools.
Now they are both going to ask me if they can have a drink/snack at the store and Im going to tell the 11yr old no and the 7yr old yes just because he didnt argue with me. This means the older one will be a brat all day and treat me like crap more. I cant win.