Who knows what goes through a teen’s mind sometimes? I may not understand My Big Boy’s thought processes but I do understand that sometimes it’s just best to go with the flow and not make a huge fuss over relatively unimportant things.
“Mum. Can I mount a computer monitor to the wall above my desk?”
We had a little chat. My Big Boy is very much like me and I recognised his need to do something a bit quirky and a bit geeky and a bit teenagey.
He acknowledged my reluctance to put a hole in the wall the size of a moon crater and he understood that the landlords would not be pleased. I think he also got the fact that at the end of a (very) long day, this type of renovation was not something I had pre-planned.
We decided that the monitor could possibly be mounted on the side of his (old and inexpensive) book case – woohoo – we saved a wall, prevented the landlord’s wrath, minimised what could have turned into a bigger than planned hassle AND no-one lost. That my friends is what I’d consider a Mum/Teen WIN-WIN.
When was your last WIN-WIN?