Jennifer - posted on 11/19/2010 ( 17 moms have responded )
My 18 year old step son pretty much refuses to do anything to help around the house. I work 40 plus hours a week, my husband does too. I have 2 younger children in the house & they do the few chores that they have. The only thing I ask of him to do dishes, pick up his dirty clothes & after they are washed to put them up. But it will take him a week of me constantly telling him to put his stuff up before he does it. And usually he waits til the weekend when his girlfriend is there & has her do it.. He says if we pay him to do it then he would have no problem doing it, but I dont see any reason to "reward" him for something when I have to ask over & over for him to do. He sleeps til at least noon on the weekends.. He has his own room but chooses to sleep on the couch, and then gripes if we are too loud in the mornings & wake him up. I Love him like hes my own child, but I feel like before he graduates this year, its going to end up causing problems between me & my husband. Im lost on what to do..