Putting my son to work

My son has always been a bit of a lazy and spoiled kid, so the other day when the air conditioning unit broke down, I thought it would be a good idea to have him help me fix it. During most of the summer he has been glued to the chair in his room playing video games, and I wanted to get him out doing something that wasn’t melting his brain. Even though my nine to five job is working in a standard office, I am a very skilled handyman. In another life I would be a certified HVAC repairman, but that’s another story. When the a/c unit broke down in the middle of the day, my son was active as I had seen him all summer when he ran up the stairs to tell me. When I told him that I wasn’t going fix the unit by myself, he looked at me with a very confused and bewildered face. As we began working on the unit and I started to explain to him what some of the pieces were and what they were used for, he began to show some genuine interest. After thirty minutes or so, the old a/c unit was back to running like normal and the house cooled down quickly. The minute that my son felt the cool air flowing all through the house again, he was right back down to his room playing video games and being lazy. I am really hoping that when he gets older he still has that interest in fixing up heating and cooling units, because that industry will pay much more than playing video games for a living!

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