Explain Me This…

How is it that teenagers seem to think it is their God-given right to have a cell phone, unlimited internet access, the ability to chat unimpeded to whomever she wishes online AND unlimited telephone usage…all at no cost to them?!  Please, please tell me why it is that my daughter seems to think that when I give her a rule to follow – even when I am looking her straight in the eye and there is no one else in the room – she seems to think that rule does not apply to her?  Does she think I’m telling the dog to not check her email before putting away the dishes?!  We don’t ask alot of my daughter.  I mean yeah, we refer to her as ‘Dobby‘ once in a while (okay at least once a day) but we don’t ask her to clean the house top to bottom, do our laundry and cook for us!  We ask her to do the dishes – and by doing the dishes meaning to LOOK AROUND THE GODDAMNED KITCHEN AND SEE IF THERE ARE ANY DIRTY POTS ON THE FREAKING STOVE – bring the mail in from the mailbox THAT SHE HAS TO WALK PAST AFTER GETTING OFF THE BUS and bring in the trash cans after they are emptied on Tuesdays THAT SHE HAS TO WALK PAST AFTER GETTING OFF THE BUS.  In return for this she is allowed the above listed priviledges (internet, AIM, etc).  She has been asked to NOT check her email prior to finishing the dishes yet she seems to think it is okay to dial-up and check her email before STARTING the dishes.  WTF?! WHAT PART OF DO NOT CHECK YOUR EMAIL BEFORE DOING THE DISHES IS SO HARD TO COMPREHEND?!?! I wonder if my eye twitch will go away once she leaves for college…

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