Friday, 21 August 2009

Teenagers!

My daughter decided a while ago that she needs to get a part-time job. Colin is not very much for that as he feels the kids miss out on too much, like hockey, for example. He saw what it did to Michael and decided that it was better for them to just stay at home, plenty of time to work when they grow up!

I suggested to her that she sticks to doing parties with me, as it isn't a steady income, but pays quite well when it does happen, which is quite often at this stage. This morning I told her that we have another confirmed party for next Saturday and what did she say? Oh no, not another one! How ungratefull is that? I am thanking God for all the work that is coming my way and my daughter thinks of her social life. I think that it is rather scary having an attitude like that. Maybe I should just find myself another assistant. The problem is that we work well together and she is very good with the kids. Anyway, what do you think?

5 comments:

Herlien said...

Hoe op aarde gaan sy 'n deeltydse werk kan hou as sy nie eens nou en dan op 'n Saterdag wil werk nie. DIt is so tipies kind!!

Stefanie said...

Remember what we said about teens being selfish? Allow her the space to copmplain as long as she does the work when the time comes.

Lynette said...

I worked every weekend and holiday from St9 and it did not do me any damage. Maybe you should let her try it.

Simply-Mel said...

I dont have teens but this response sounds pretty standard to me....in fact I remember behaving in a similar manner...one must remember that when you are a teenager your social life IS YOUR LIFE. But I think she should put her shoulder to the wheel....and at least its during the day so she can jol at night?

Anita said...

Things have changed a lot since we were 16. The shops are now open late on Fridays, all day Saturday and all day Sunday. I can remember shops closing at 5 on Fridays, 1 on Saturdays and they were all closed on Sundays. I think that makes a huge difference! And Mel she is only 15, far too young to jol at night - but I get the point!