Most teenagers, at one point or another, think that the world revolves completely around them and don’t care to consider the feelings or preferences of others, especially the people they live with. As you know, my boys are fabulous individuals but that doesn’t mean they don’t possess certain “typical” teen quirks.
The older boy is “famous” for using up every last drop of hot water in the house. His idea of a quick shower is one that would give me enough time to thaw a frozen pond with a hair dryer and then warm the water in small pots on a big stove in order to use it for a bath, which I would then have time to take. With bubbles. Okay, that may be an exaggeration, but not by much.
It is nearly impossible for him to take a shower that lasts less than 20-30 minutes. We’ve tried guilting him (“Oh, sorry.”), challenging him to a time trial by betting him that he can’t take a quicker shower than me or Jim (doesn’t work), and we’ve even purposely turned the washing machine on WHILE we do dishes, to run him out of the shower earlier via ice-cold water. Nothing works.
It’s just a part of our life, I guess. But I won’t stay quiet about it. One day, when I was doing my routine check of his Facebook page, I noticed something I had to leave a comment on. Please understand that I usually don’t leave a mark on his page because, you know, that’s not cool. This time, though? Couldn’t resist.
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