This is a typical exchange between my teenager and I when he’s asked to do the dishes:

Me:
What is it about teenagers
That makes you not believe
A single word out of their mouths
Enough to make you scream!

Teenager:
What is it about Mums
That always strikes you dumb
A never-ending list of chores
Enough to make you run!

THE BATTLE CRY!
To mums and dads out there
Ensure they do it right
Never relax!
Never give in!
And never give up the fight!

Author’s note: The dishes got done.

The End

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