Today he wants some of the things in the garbage bags. I said "no", and that if he wants them, maybe he should treat them with more respect. This is when he starts his protest:
"Dad shouldn't have made me pick them up. He didn't give me a chance to pick them up!"
"I can sue you and dad for stealing my property!"
"I can sue the government for not giving kids enough rights!"
I told him--"Well, good luck with that."
It's hard out there for a boy, but it's also hard out there for a parent.