Sunday, April 29, 2007

No Crime Just Punishment


The fifteen year old female that resides in my home screwed up and damn that makes me happy. She came in two hours after her curfew and I relish punishments. It is when some of those distasteful chores that I have to do around the house actually get done.
I came by this honestly. My father loved to catch me screwing up. He did not yell or curse but would only smile an evil little grin and put my ass to work. I worked on the farm every weekend but he would always save the shittiest chores for those times that I had either come home late or came home smelling like a brewery. Before the glow of false dawn, he would crank up Iron Butterfly's 'In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.' To this day, when I hear that tune, I feel hung over and pissed off.
Today while I am puttering around, barbequeing and putting down a few cold brews, she will be busy de-junglefying the back yard, straightening up the carport, and the list is only as large as my imagination. And damn doesn't that Iron Butterfly sound sweet!!!

18 comments:

writer chick said...

Wow man, payback is a bitch. I'm sure her manicure is going to need re-doing after she's completed her 'sentence.'

Guess you can't mess with the In-a-gada-davida karma.
WC

Red said...

Ha! This is one of the fun parts to parenting.

Bruce said...

I hope you played the album version...

:P fuzzbox said...

wc: The In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida parenting trick should be taught to all new parents.

red: Ain't it though.

bruce: With the 12 minute drum solo intact. Gotta luv it!!!

Green Eyes said...

LOL, you drink that cold beer and enjoy every second of it! lmao

Ol' Lady said...

must be something in the air my 15 year old female has almost lost her life this weekend...and if she don't change her ways soon I'm sure she's not gonna see 16

Keshi said...

Im glad Im not a parent...cos if I were I'd be partying with them till dawn.

Keshi.

Big Pissy said...

Two hours late?!?!?

She was ASKING for it! *LOL*

Catch said...

Stick to your guns Fuzz....sometimes you gotta lay down the law! ITS A NASTY JOB, BUT SOMEONE HAS TO DO IT! LOL

David Amulet said...

So, you've become your parents. That's just great.

-- david

ozymandiaz said...

Damn, parenthood is finally paying off, hugh? Mine aren't old enough to do any really GOOD work yet, but one is getting close.

:P fuzzbox said...

green eyes: They damn sure hit the spot.

ol lady: It's tragic ain't it.

keshi: I once was the same way.

big pissy: At least she came in sober. My dad would not have known how to act.

catch: Ain't that the truth.

david: It's a damned curse.

ozy: It is just a matter of time. And let me tell you. It is SWEET!!!

LisaBinDaCity said...

Glad to hear you're paying it forward ;-)

angel, jr. said...

I think that kinda of punishment works.It's better than just grounding someone.

Leigh said...

Yes the little joys of being a parent to teenagers. Last month my 16 yr old daughter was up at the crack of dawn attended church, that day she packed wood, cleaned dog pooh, washed floors, windows toilets. I loved it. :)

:P fuzzbox said...

lisa: It is the least that I can do for the next generation.

angel, jr: And beatings are frowned upon these days.

leigh: Whoever said, 'This hurts me more than you', was a lier.

Mimi said...

Tee hee. I think we all can relate! One day she will feel the same!

Now I want some bbq!

Jim said...

isn't making your kid listen to 40 year old music the official definition of child abuse?????