A 13-Year-Old Told His Mom to Stop Treating Him Like a Kid, and the Letter She Wrote Him Back Is Going Viral

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Actual Letter from mom


A woman named Estella Havisham recently wrote a letter to her 13-year-old son, after he told her to stop telling him what to do. Apparently he hadn’t done his homework, but didn’t want to be treated like a kid.

And since he makes a few bucks off some YouTube channel of his, he made a comment about how “at least ONE of us is making money.” Estella is in between jobs because of health issues. So she wrote him a letter, and said she AGREED.

But it’s all over Facebook, because she said that if he wanted to be treated like an adult, she’d actually start charging him ROOM and BOARD. Which every parent has WANTED to do, but you’ve probably never tried it. Here’s the letter:

“Dear Aaron, Since you seem to have forgotten that you are only 13, and I’M the parent . . . I guess you will need to learn a lesson in independence.

“Also, as you threw in my face that you are making money now, it will be easier to buy back all the items I bought for you in the past.

“If you would like your lamp / light bulbs, or access to the internet, you will need to pay your share of costs: Rent, $430. Electricity, $116. Internet, $21. Food, $150.

“Also, you will need to empty the trash Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, as well as sweep and vacuum those days. You will need to keep your bathroom clean weekly, prepare your own meals, and clean up after yourself.

“If you fail to do so, I will charge you a $30 maid fee for every day I have to do it. If you decide you would rather be MY CHILD again, instead of roommate, we can negotiate terms. Love, Mom.”