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Years are pretty good and then all of a sudden your 38 year old son moves in, oh and then your two grandsons move in, 13 and 12, and then all hell breaks loose you think all this happened in just a blink of an eye and there goes you peace and quite. So then you think ok I will have some help at least, Oh no forget that, I love my grand kids more than anything but I dont like the attitude the laziness and know help in the garden. I love this time of year but it's went to pot. The last 6 months have been over the top! Grand kids use to help around the house or they got their bottom spanked. What happened to that? I'm sorry I'm in depression I can't seem to break. What do I do I love them so but I'm not use to all the poopy going on. I know this isn't about the normal garden stuff but Im now offically nuts. If you need to move my blog I will understand.
Thank you Margie
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I know just how you feel Margie. My own kids seem to go thru phases where they don't help with anything around the house. I'm sure your boys are just in a phase...it will all work out. Patience is a virtue!
I think my virtue has lost and my spring has sprung Thank you Netty I needed that, I'm just YUK
It's actually a good question: "how to motivate teens to help in the garden?"
I really feel for you Margie. There's nothing worse than kids who just won't motivate themselves to help out. Try giving them small tasks that they can be in competition with each other over. Boys sooo love to outdo each other.
kids now days are all mouth and lazy.Its our fault Margie we have allowed them to be disrespecful to us there still not to old to spank.
Believe me Im willing to spank, But the parents go crazy, When they are here Theres not a lot to do, but I take away t.v. and videos and telephones if they get that way with me, So then they just want to nasty and sit around, I try to say something and the parents jump in like I have bet them, So I correct them and they De- Correct them does that make sense, Thank you so much for the help Margie
I think it's an epidemic -- I hear the same thing from my friends and relatives.... Don't know the answer, but I know you're not alone. Hang in there Margie... and double dessert fo you tonight, you deserve it.
Margie, they are in your house, so you get to set the rules. If your son doesn't like it, he and his kids can move. It sounds harsh but you raised him and have no responsiblity to raise or discipline his offspring.
Set a deadline for change. If it doesn't happen move their things to the front sidewalk. They will negotiate if they want to come back inside. It sounds harsh but sometimes harsh is what it takes. Get some help with the negotiations if you need it. Pastor, friends, neighbors, etc.
Hope you find your peace again soon. It has all been said, so I won't add, but thoughts and prayers are with you.
I'm almost 15 and gardening is my life. Look at my 13 year old brother and all he does is stay inside all day and plays his PS3. He is so lazy!