He would not leave home. Imagine a man who is 30 years old still living with his mommy and daddy. Sonny never paid rent or contributed to the household expenses. Neither did he help with household chores.
Mommy and daddy [M & D] asked him to leave. They begged him to leave. They threatened him if he did not leave. They gave him $1,100 relocation money to leave, he wouldn’t. They gave him six months to find a place, he didn’t. They threatened him, he stayed. They delivered a formal eviction notice, he stayed. The matter came before a judge where the son stated, “I am entitled to six more months notice since this is the common law requirement.”
He also argued that “I don’t see why a judge wants to throw people out in the street.”
Sonny has an 8-year-old son for whom he is required to pay over $200/month child support. He claims he can’t pay but he spent nearly $10K for garage space for cars he owns. He has a dismal work history and only applied for two jobs in 2016. He refuses to work in retail or in restaurants. The judge disagreed with Sonny and ordered him out of the house post haste. Finally, Sonny complied.
My imagination ran wild after reading this. Imagine his 50-something parents having to provide a costume for Sonny and leading him around the neighborhood for trick-or-treating. How humiliating.
Can’t you just see Sonny at the annual Easter egg hunt racing around picking up eggs, knocking young kids aside, searching for the one egg that has the bicycle picture in it? Picture his basket bulging with colored eggs; M & D beaming with pride.
I can visualize Christmas time when M & D takes him to see Santa at the mall. See them decorating the tree and hanging Sonny’s sock on the mantle. I imagine Sonny having difficulty going to sleep on Christmas Eve. Fred, the Elf on the Shelf, had his hands full watching Sonny.
How stressful it must be each meal when M & D asked, “Did you wash your hands after going to the bathroom and before we eat?” Sonny probably stomped all the way to the bathroom several times. Do you suppose M & D had to cut up Sonny’s meat so he could eat it? Does he still prefer mac and cheese to veggies?
How does one arrange for a sleep over with kids who are 30 years old? Do you arrange for pizza delivery and have a keg available? Are they allowed to watch adult movies on the 65-inch TV screen? Are females invited also?
Imagine M & D having to strap Sonny in his seat belt in the back seat of the car. He probably out grew the child car seat years ago.
I can’t imagine how stressful it must be to get him to go to bed. You fill in the blanks.
No wonder they wanted him out.
[Larry Vandeventer. Go to my two websites – Larryvandeventer.com and wjrambler1956.com – and purchase my books. I grew up North of Calvertville and graduated from Worthington High School and Indiana State. Contact me at Goosecrick@aol.com or 812-557-3342]