…..the older children were doing evening chores when I noticed T13 seemed to be doing more wandering around than work.

I pulled him up on this, saying ‘Son, you don’t seem to be doing an awful lot of work right now.’

To which he replied, with a twinkle in his eye, ‘I’m moving my muscles which requires force and I’m covering distance. ย Therefore I am working.’

I raised an eyebrow.

He continued, ‘Well, Work equals Force times Distance. ย Therefore I conclude that I must in deed be working!’

There’s not much I can say to that, is there?


  1. Oh man! That is so my two, wow I thought I was alone with kiddo’s like that. Hehe! Love it, thanks so much for sharing, totally laughed out loud.

  2. My 14 year old laughed at this with me as we have just been having the same sort of conversations about him not pulling his weight since he became a teenager. I love your posts so much and read every word you write although I rarely comment.

    1. Ah, maybe I wouldn’t lose. Maybe I’ll just ask him it is productive work. Although I could almost bet he would come back with another, equally smart aleck, retort.

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