When does the brain actually start working????
During the recent series of snow storms my SS-17 shoveled the driveway and side walk. Which in and of itself is a good thing. The problem is that he shoveled about 3 tons of snow on top of the bushes and hedges in our front yard landscaping.
Now the bushes are crushed absolutely flat and have fallen over across the sidewalk. When I bring this to his attention he proceeds to argue that it was the only place to put the snow .....blah ..... blah ..... blah. So I take him to the front of the driveway to look at all of the homes across the street and up and down the street with nice healthy erect landscape bushes and ask him "if the bushes were the only possible place you could pile the snow how come 30 identical front yards on our street don't have crushed bushes". He of course got pissed and huffed off to his room.
So this AM I rolled him out of bed to excavate the bushes out from under the snow, dig them up, cut them up, bag them and throw them away then take his money and go buy new bushes and get them planted.
Needless to say he is one pissed off 17yo.
But I have big old evil grin on my face.