I like the 'no deposit - return' process; yet, the 13yo granddaughter (of the same bride) is Grandpa's shadow. Put me to work in the yard/on the house & she's raking, shoveling or climbing the ladder. Always wanting to go camping with me & head off to the NA Activities. Prefers GP's truck over mom's new cross-over or GM's hybrid. Goes out on community service projects with me, even though it's not required for school. But when it comes to computer games, electronic handheld games or videos, it's off to be with the uncle (my 21yo son)
Now that she's a teen and what her mom is putting up with, I have to say that it's sweet revenge!
-B- "We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children."