As parents, sometimes it is difficult to get through to your kids. Recently, a 13-year-old boy's mother got through to him by writing him a letter.

The young man had told his mother that he didn't want to be told what to do anymore. He had just started earning a small income. So, he thought he shouldn't be told what to do anymore by his mother.

In response, his mother wrote him a letter. This is what the letter said:

"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."