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My now-grown son has been reluctant to follow through on applying for work and had apparently grown quite comfortable in the nest - too I told him "Congratulations! You graduated!"

Explained that he was graduating from being a child in his parent's home to a paying adult renter. He starts paying rent in June - I cleaned out a kitchen cupboard for his food and a section of the freezer for him and let him know he is on his own. He has access to some staples and spices should he want to bake, etc. - I'm trying to be reasonable. Rent goes up $50 every six months til it hits lower market rate.

Sweetened the deal with letting him know this also means his bedroom furniture transfers to his ownership and that I will no longer comment on the state of his room or the state of his employment (or lack thereof). So far he's taken it fairly well, even when he only had mac-and-cheese available for dinner, and he's started applying for jobs.

Whew! My other two flew out on their own, but sometimes they need a little more encouragement.

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Date: 2017-04-30 02:17 am (UTC)
sharpest_asp: Nate Ford sitting on a bench, Sophie Devereaux resting against his lap (Default)
From: [personal profile] sharpest_asp
Oh that's a great way to nudge a chick.

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Date: 2017-04-30 07:51 am (UTC)
dbskyler: (Sarah looking up)
From: [personal profile] dbskyler
Good for you!

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Date: 2017-04-30 07:52 am (UTC)
lost_spook: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lost_spook
Aw, well done, that sounds like a very sensible way to deal with the situation!

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Date: 2017-04-30 04:50 pm (UTC)
lost_spook: (hugs)
From: [personal profile] lost_spook
Aw, well, good luck!

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Date: 2017-05-01 02:29 am (UTC)
clocketpatch: (Martha Grin)
From: [personal profile] clocketpatch
It sounds like a good approach.


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