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Tuesday 22 November 2011
The holidays have begun and I'm having a hard time trying to keep myself sane with the full time presence of my 16 year old son. He's at that terrible stage and age when
i ) he ( all boys ?) thinks he knows everything about anything but who doesn't know how to put his wet towel in the towel rack... he drops it on the bed
ii) who thinks that when Dad is not around the house, the TV remote is his for day and his sister has to plead with him
iii) who reasons to me that exams are over and its legally right for him to watch TV endlessly and keep up with his Facebook/Internet games..or play basketball under the harsh Malaysian sun every evening, rain or shine....
iv) whose idea of cleaning/tidying which is part of their weekly house-cleaning duty is to chuck everything he sees into the wardrobe and jam the door or if there are too many clothes littered in his room, to dump them conveniently into the laundy basket, both used and unused .....
v) who sweeps the room without a dustpan and walks up and down the stairs umpteen times absentmindedly to get it and then finally pushes all the rubbish under the bed and sweeps all the dust under the carpet ! Really !
The list doesn't end here but you get the picture. I wonder if this is the norm with all boys or am I the only mum who is facing such a smucsch. Of course, being the 'smart and modern mum' that I am, I consciously consciously make it a point to sit down with him every other day to explain to him the triple load that I have to do to rectify these stupidities of his ( have even given him the ' Mummy is SO tired but I've no choice but to do your chores too' routine; the " Mummy can't bend down, my knees are paining but since you can't do, Mummy has to do chores for you ' guilt act routine and other methods I can think of but nothing seems to work after the first week....
On the other hand, I am a hindsight expert and so I can't really blame him if he's a chip of the old (Dad ) block.. can I ?
And so, I would like to share with my readers this perfect substitute
Ps: It's a pity I got to know of this substitute 20 years after my wedding ... (sigh ! )
Happy reading and painting
A Perfect Substitute to Husbandly Problems
If you want someone always willing to go out, at any hour,
for as long and wherever you want ... adopt a dog
If you want someone who will never touch the remote, doesn't care
about football, and can sit next to you as you watch romantic movies
warm your feet and whom you can push off if he snores
arm your feet and whom you can push off if he snores
If you want someone who never criticizes what you do, doesn't care if you are pretty or ugly, fat or thin, young or old, who acts as if every word you say is especially worthy of listening to, and loves you unconditionally, perpetually .
BUT, on the other hand, if you want someone who will never come when you call, ignores you totally when you come home, leaves hair all over the place, walks all over you, runs around all night and only comes home to eat and sleep, and acts as if your entire existence is solely to ensure his happiness ....
Send this to all the men just to annoy them!