Okay, part 1 - How to Make Your Teenage Son Happy: Take him shopping. It's that simple, really. I got paid today and he has been asking for a new backpack from American Eagle. I took him to the mall, decided that it was worth the money, and bought it for him. Then we went to Buckle (another pricey "American Eagle" wannabe) and looked at a fall jacket that he wanted. Last year I couldn't even get him to wear a winter coat, he insisted on wearing his swim team sweat jacket all winter. So for him to show an interest in something that looked nice, didn't cost more than $100, and actually looked warm, was a minor miracle. It was worth it. After that we browsed the mall and looked in all the silly t-shirt shops and the video stores. I reserved all 3 of the "old" STAR WARS coming out on DVD in September and bought him a pack of Swedish Fish. And he was so happy! He was like a little kid! He even went with me to pay the phone bill and to meet Baron for lunch. If only I had realized the key to this success sooner.....(laugh)
Okay, now part 2 - a joke:
Three men were sitting together bragging about how they had given
their new wives duties.
The first man had married a woman from Alabama and bragged that he
had told his wife she was going to do all the dishes and house
cleaning. He said it took a couple days but on the third day he came
home to a clean house and the dishes were done.
The second man had married a woman from Florida.
He bragged that he had given his wife orders that she was to do all
the cleaning, dishes and the cooking. On the first day he didn't see
any results, but the next day it was better. By the third day, his
house was clean, the dishes were done and he had a huge dinner on the
The third man (Ted) had married an Indiana girl.
He boasted that he told her that her duties were to keep the house
cleaned, dishes washed, lawn mowed, laundry washed and hot meals on
the table for every meal. He said the first day he didn't see
anything, the second day he didn't see anything but by the third day
most of the swelling had gone down and he could see a little out of
his left eye. Enough to fix himself a bite to eat, load the dishwasher
and telephone a landscaper.
Gotta love them Hoosier Girls.
I love it! I'm so easily amused.....
Have a great evening!