We all know that teenagers can be a bit. . . well emotionally uncouth at times. Large is no exception. He was a little ticked at me, and I ordered him off to do his evening chores.
Slam went the back door. I counted to 10 to calm myself before going off to find him and have him open and close the door quietly 10 times. A habit I picked up as a child. As I reached for the back door, Large poked his head in the front.
"I broke a chicken's neck." My first thought was why was he being so cruel to the animals. "It was an accident mom, the stupid thing was trying to get into the house I guess when I shut the back door". He said shut, not slam.
He wasn't sure that the bird was dead or not. And we had to go around a few times before he realized that I was not going to give in, he had to fix the situation. He learned how to butcher out a chicken.
He did well for his first time. And I was proud of him. We were able to turn a bad situation into a positive. Not only did he finally learn how to butcher a bird, but he learned that he had to take responsibly for his actions and that it was important for him to turn a wrong into a right.
Now let's see how long it takes for that lesson to be forgotten shall we.
And exhibit number 1 why we should not have idle time on our hands.