In a few weeks I will have two college age children return home with the intention of spending the summer under my roof. But living away from home changes your lifestyle, habits and expectations, so I don’t expect to recapture the halcyon days of them being the children they were years ago. Heck, they’ll both have cars and the freedom to jump in the vehicle and drive away on an adventure any time they’d like. Definitely wasn’t a factor back in the day!
More importantly, as young adults, my expectation is that they will contribute and be productive members of the household, not dead weight. It’s possible they’ll lay around on the couch and accomplish nothing, but knowing my kids, that won’t last very long and they’ll be out and about doing things and working or volunteering.
Still, I don’t want chaos nor do I want to share a house with boarders like this is 1910 and I’m running a boarding house. So here’s the agreement I’ve sent them and told them I expect them to sign before they move back into the house:
Now, what do you think, dear reader? Did I forget something? Do ya think they’ll stick with it, at least 80%?