Well …. what can I say about our 17 year old son, Bryce, that hasn’t already been said here:
Nothing much has changed. He still expects for us to hand out money for him to go places (AND DEREK HAS BEEN GIVING IT TO HIM!!!). He still complains that the things that we buy him aren’t good enough AND he has yet to find a job. He worked the picking watermelons gig for a few weeks, until he decided that “it was just stupid” and basically got himself fired. We just keep chanting “two more years … two more years” to ourselves as a way to pacify the desire to physically shake the lazy out of him.
This morning he decided that he didn’t want to bother with getting up early and going to football practice, so we fully expect for him to get kicked off of the team, which he will declare to be “totally stupid”.
I don’t understand … it’s not like we have spoiled this child his whole life and it’s not like Derek and I sit around on our butts all day not working. Where did this laziness and sense of entitlement come from? Maybe I should blame those idiots on Jersey Shore – because they make being drunk and jobless seem soooooo cool.
I really am afraid that we are raising an entire generation of idiots.