My husband was telling us all a story the other night…
He said when he was 15 he mentioned to his parents that he would never ever drink beer.
As you do when you’re that age… “There’s no way I’ll ever drink, that stuff is gross!“
He said his parents laughed at him and said ok then, let’s write up a contract.
For fun they wrote a contract which said something like:
I, Andrew Chambers, promise to never ever drink beer. If I don’t drink beer, Patty and John Chambers will pay me $20,000.
He said they all signed it and my husband was ecstatic. He thought $20,000 would be his!
Needless to say, he never got that $20k.
This story made the kids and I laugh and laugh. My boys started that conversation too: why do you drink it anyway Dad, it’s gross!
So the cycle goes on. Kids think beer is yuck… and… then they turn 17-18.
I am going to get my kids to sign contracts too, for fun, and present them with it at their 21st birthdays!