So its all picture no sound, as we say here in belfast, everyone including me is sulking in the Donnelly house hold. My teenage adult children have been causing me considerable stress, angst and aggrivation as they champ at the bit to be recognised as an adult.
A power struggle has been in progress for the past few weeks and my ear drums and those of the neighbours have been subjected to the sound of banging doors and shouts of "stop treating me like a baby" Today things finally came to a head and after another almighty row I have decided to conceed to my childrens right to be recognised as fully fledged adults I called a house meeting today and explained that being an adult grants them many rights but that with rights come responsibilities and as off today I am handing over to them the following responsibilities;
Preparing/cooking their own meals
Doing their own washing/ironing
Getting themselves up for and out on time to work/school
Making and attending appointments e.g. Gp, dentist, gym, barber/hairdresser etc
Attending to their grooming routine e.g. Blow dry hair, apply tan
These are just some of the many tasks i carry out daily for my children but as off today I am on strike and will remain so untill my children learn that being adult is not just about having rights and entitlements but is also about being responsible and respecting the rights of all the other adults who live In the house.
So battlelines have been firmly drawn and I will keep you updated