I got two kids and daughter with ambition got such good grades she got a college scholarship to a top engineering collage and got a degree. She used to be out helping me fix things on our antique tractor collection a bunch. learned how to drive my CJ 7 Jeep with a stick trans and when she bought her first new ride it was a Jeep with a stick trans and kept in in great clean shape.
My son was always in his room it seemed reading a book about some dragon and damsel in distress. When I needed help he would whine and moan the whole time making it miserable to be around him. Could even get him to pay attention to what he was doing while mowing the lawn and hit trees and bent the deck up and the tractor so I gave in and just did the job my self. I would complain to the wife and she would tell me to let him be a boy while he could be one.
All that was over 20 years ago. My daughter just sold that Jeep last spring after her hubby wrecked it. He scared the crap out of me both times I rode with him driving. I have 3 grand kids from her two girls and a boy.
The boy once forced out of the house to work kept dead end jobs till they decided he had made to much money and they could hire people who worked cheaper. Lives in an apartment cause he don't want to have to mow lawns or plow snow. Never did finish college as he was just to lazy to do the work required. One grand son from him which we hardly every see cause he never married the mother and she has custody. He stopped calling here for help when he got tired of being told I just didn't have time to fool with his little problem as I needed to mow the lawn or plow snow or pull some weeds out of the garden and a thousand little things he couldn't seem to do when he was allowed to live at home.
I fix thing because I can and am like a little dog when I get so much praise for doing things. Just this last week I took the rear tire off my BIL compact ford that he ripped the valve stem off the tube. Broke it down and got a new tube and put it back together, then remounted it on the tractor. BIL was sure it was going to cost him thousands to get fixed and was over joyed to pay the 35.00 for a new tube.
Edited by alleyyooper, August 16, 2014 - 06:07 AM.