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225. The Demanding Son
Luke didn’t know what to do. He wanted
yell at Kyle, his fiancée’s son, because Kyle
to argue with his mom. She didn’t even
very much from him—“Study hard, get the best
you can,” she told him. She tried to
it into his head that she didn’t have
money to pay for his college education. Not
cent. Instead of studying harder, however, Kyle spent
after hour playing video games on his computer.
waited until the last minute to study for
tests, and then stayed up all night cramming
them. When Jane tried to remind him that
needed good grades so that he could get
grant or a scholarship, he would get angry.
said it was her responsibility to take care
him financially until he graduated from college.
he get that idea?” Luke asked. “You’ve raised
for 10 years all by yourself. You don’t
him a thing. With his attitude, he should
glad you haven’t kicked him out of the
already. He graduates from high school next year.
I was in the eleventh grade, my father
it clear to me that when I graduated
high school, I was expected to leave home.
Kyle thinks you have to pay his way
Jane wouldn't allow Luke to talk to
. “He doesn’t like you telling him what to
. He says you’re not his father, so why
he have to listen to you?”
’s dead. He should appreciate that I’m around to
to help him.” Maybe Kyle would learn to
Luke's help and advice in time, Jane said.