My daughter's boyfriend returned from a school trip yesterday. He was gone
for 4 days and upon his arrival home he made several discoveries.
Apparently his brother had spent the weekend playing his Xbox and broke
several of his discs and scratched some of the others. His little sister
moved into his room the night he left and wet in his bed. She also wanted
to have their 2 new puppies spend the night with her but forgot to let them
out when she went to school.
So he comes home to the Xbox he paid for in his brother's room broken and a
room filled with pee and poop. What did his loving dad say? "Them chores
didn't do themselves while you were having fun." So he spends the rest of
Sunday evening doing chores, cleaning the crap out of his room and washing
his sheets. As my daughter tells me about her boyfriends woes I stop her
for a moment. "Think about what you are saying." She looked at me
puzzled. "Replace your boyfriend with your mom and me with you" I told
her. She thought for a second and I could see that little light begin to
glow. "There are many things in life we have no control over but picking
our in-laws is one that you can and if Nana and her brood have taught us
anything it is that picking the right in-laws is very, very important."