They come in handy too. Our son plays the electric guitar and is always needing a pick.
Ben: When I'm 18, I can do whatever I want, right?
Me: Yes Ben. As long as you don't break the law.
Ben: I'm going to move out and you can't come visit me until I tell you you can.
Ben: Because I don't want you telling me to clean up or what to eat.
Me: I still can do that because I'm the mom and mom's can always do that.
Ben: But you can't tell me that when I'm moved out.
Me: Yes I can. I'm the mom.
Me: You know that when you move out, you're going to have to pay rent and pay for food and pay for light & water.
Ben: No I don't.
Me: Yes you do. When you move out, you have to pay for all your own bills.
Ben: Fine. I'll play my guitar in a band to make money.
Me: Okay. You can do that but you better practice more so you can be really good and someone will hire you to be in their band.
Ben: Yeah, you're right.