If you invest in something, pay for it, you should not feel bad about getting something in return, right? Don’t get my wrong, I’m not putting a guilt trip on my kid or anything, but I think I have a good point.
I paid for his education, and now that he can, he should use that education to do something nice for me. Seriously, I’m asking you here, does this make me a bad parent? I didn’t pay for his school just to get something in return, but should I hesitate to ask for a big favor like this? Basically, I paid for the night classes he took for his HVAC certification training program. Going to school to learn HVAC is a concentrated program, and by no means is it easy, but it does take a lot less time than university, and costs a fraction of the tuition. He aced the classes, for his certification, and now has a nice full time job for a local HVAC dealership, mostly doing deliveries and installation jobs. I had him come over and check out my central HVAC system and give it a tune up, and he was happy to do that for me. I really need new ventilation in my kitchen, an exhaust fan, an air vent or two, but I feel weird about asking him. Past that, there is the greenhouse out back I would love to get converted for a cannabis growhouse, but I’ll need a climate control system for it. It will be weird asking my kid to do ventilation for my marijuana crops.