I hate asking my child to do anything.
He has more excuses for not getting his chores done than I had when I was his age. He seems to have more plans for his time than I could ever guess of. I don’t assume how he can find time to date his bestie; he seems to always be so busy. Last week, I asked him to help me disinfect the air vents. It is nothing more than taking the air vents off, scrubbing them, plus putting the vacuum hose inside the air vent. This helps to disinfect out the dust plus dirt that accumulates deep inside. I had to remind him several times before he finally found the time to get the work done for me. He told me he had it all handled when I asked him the sixth time. He said he had the plans all set plus they would do the air vents on Tuesday. When Tuesday arrived, he said he had to go to basketball practice, despite the fact that he would be new home by noon. Right before he showed up, an Heating plus Air Conditioning repair van pulled up in the yard. He got out of the van along with another young man. That’s when I found out why he had been so tied up lately. He didn’t tell me he had signed up for Heating plus Air Conditioning classes, or that he had acquired his certification. He said he wanted to surprise me, plus he brought his fellow apprentice with him. They were going to disinfect the entire HVAC duct method along with the air vents. His employer showed up a couple minutes later. I was wondering how much he was going to charge me for the cleaning.