My mother-in-law goes back home today, leaving in around an hour and the wife is just now waking up the teenager so he can spend a little time with her before she goes home.
The other day he was on his stupid phone watching his god damned fucking YouTube videos and the wife had to ask him to spend some time talking to his grandmother. He goes into the kitchen and tells her "Mom says that I have to talk to you". I wanted to take his phone and break it in half, ground him from his friends and from his larping activities which by the way, he’s taking off work today to go do.
I tried to say "you took off work to go larping?" and he said "It’s just one day" and I said "It’s always just one day" and the wife said "Scott, just let it go".
I suppose I could just go on doing everything, expecting nothing or no gratitude or recognition in return for my efforts, continue to get verbally shot to pieces whenever I try to suggest a strategy for disciplining the teenager but today I asked myself the question "Is this really the life I want to live and is this really living or just existing?