The weirdest thing happened today: I asked my teenager to do something and he did it.
I'd asked him to take care of the garbage cans and at first he'd come up with his standby "No, you can't make me." And it's true, I can't make him. He's now 7 inches taller than me (though he only out weighs me by 6 pounds). But once I walked out of the room, he went and brought in the garbage cans.
It was like I was an authority figure or something.
But wait, it gets stranger: I told him to turn off the Xbox and find something else to do. He argued that he'd only actually been playing it for about 20 minutes, as it had been downloading updates before that. I told him it didn't matter and walked away.
Then he turned off the Xbox and the TV! AND THE HE CAME OUT AND TALKED TO ME.
I'm think he must want something. It's been at least 6 hours since this double phenomena and still nothing. No favors asked, no bad news broken. The suspense is killing me.
Or maybe he's just growing up.