Boy, Esq. did not remember to put the trash out this week, but he can't be blamed for that.
"You forgot to remind me," he says.
I can't seem to remember to remind him. Or rather, I can't seem to remember to remind him at a time when it is convenient for him to remember.
It goes without saying that Sunday would be too early. Only an idiot would think of reminding someone of Tuesday on a Sunday.
Monday night doesn't count, obviously.
He can't be expected to remember something when he's in the middle of something else, can he? What were you thinking?
Tuesday morning doesn't give him enough time. Duh. What is the point of that?
The sweet spot, apparently, is sometime after he has finished doing anything at all on Monday, but before he has begun doing anything at all on Tuesday morning.
And hopefully before the emergence of full grown trees from last fall's yard trash, which has begun to produce buds. Trash springs eternal.
from the Boy, Esq. archives: It's the least he can do
See, that's why I have a burn pile. You can burn anytime.
Posted by: Audubon Ron | April 07, 2011 at 09:37 AM
Burn it? I am going to put it in a vase. In Boy Esquire's room.
Posted by: Suburban Kamikaze | April 07, 2011 at 09:57 AM
I'm now going to tell you the difference between teen boys and girls
Son Take out the trash, so I finish my homework.
Son take out the trash, right after I check my facebook status
Son take out the trash, right after this TV program.
Son take out the trash, I promise to take it out in the morning.
Daughter, take out the trash, screw you, you make me do everything I hate you.
Result, you're still the one taking out the trash.
Posted by: Mrs. Tuna | April 07, 2011 at 12:40 PM
I enjoy your blog a lot. Keep writing -- you do it so well!
One night I spent hours periodically reminding my teenage son to put the trash at the curb for the morning pickup. He finally did. The next morning I went out to get the newspaper and none of the neighbors had their cans at the curb. Trash pick-up was the next day. The neighbors thought my teenager was so diligent that he put the trash out a day early!
Posted by: Lisa | April 07, 2011 at 08:30 PM