16 Year Old Boy and The List (Will He Bring Home the Goods?)

I just sent my 16 year old boy out the door with his 12 year old brother to get “groceries.”   16 year old just got his license two days ago.

  1. On the list:  Grocery Store,
    1. pop, apples and bananas (they should be able to master)
    2. hamburger, artificial sweetener. (this requires asking a store employee and reading. Could be interesting)
    3. Fabric Store, same building as Grocery Store, Iron-on Interfacing (their Sister works at this store, she will make sure they master this task).
Combined, they have the age of a 28 year old.  It should work.

    Mother, Extremely Happy.
    1. This is why I had children – to give them lists with hopes they come back with the goods.
    2. Joy of watching eagerness in doing a new task.  The Boy will drive anywhere for me, at least for now.
    3. Humor in imagining Boy 1 and Boy 2 looking for a 10 pound bag of hamburger.  They will get it done, but it’s the learning process that causes me to chuckle.
    4. Anticipation of a smile and laugh when they get home.
      1. Will they get the goods?
      2. What will be the story?
      3. What will they bring home they think are the goods but aren’t?
      4. How many phone calls will I get in the meantime?
    Oh, the joy of parenting.  Cars.  Boyhood.  and Smiles.  

    A good day.
    In the time I wrote this, he and his brother were back!  They Got the Goods!  Mother is happy!  They only forgot the sweetener, “Lesson?”  I asked.  “Write it down” he said.  

    A very good day,  indeed.


    1. What a fun post! As much as I don't look forward to Freckle Boy getting his license….that day will come very soon. BUT after reading this very fun post….I just may begin to write my grocery list out now…. Thanks for sharing your experience and the "lesson". : )

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