That was really cool! The sad part is that some kids are like that nowadays. I would have never said anything like that to my mom! She would have rattled my jaws talking to her that way--still would probably. Kids now think they have the upperhand for some reason. Things they do all the time, I would not even have considered doing when I was growing up. We just KNEW when something would get us into trouble and we didn't do it. I like the way the mom in the poem handled it too. Dr. Phil had some kids on one day that thought they should get whatever they wanted whenever they wanted it. He told their parents all they owed them was food-not necessarily what they wanted. Clothes-any kind any brand. And a roof over their head. He told them that EVERYTHING else is a privelege...to be earned and given. Not demanded.