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AIBU to tell DS (almost 18, still in full time education and living at home) that I won't give him a lift to his sports event tomorrow unless he washes his sports clothes first? He doesn't have any other way of going if I don't take him and his team is counting on him but he thinks it is perfectly fine to wear clothes he already worked out in because he only wore them for less than an hour (www!)

He thinks I am being complete U essentially forcing him to do what I want. I feel that if he wants my help and support and me standing there watching with the other parents then he shouldn't smell. I will be giving up about five hours to take him to this thing so I don't think it is really expecting much for him to do one load of laundry.

thanks for the feedback, seems mixed, some one way, some the other.

He works out pretty hard and it does get really stinky at times and then my car smells like boy for a day or two and I have to spend an hour in close quarters with BO.

He washes his own clothes, so I wouldn't be washing them.

WooWooOwl Mon 14-Apr-14 08:59:05

I wouldn't be happy with it either, but it's one of those situations where you have to pick your battles and let it go. There are worse things an 18yo could be doing.

Fairenuff Mon 14-Apr-14 09:08:03

I think it's reasonable not to want to be in a car with someone needlessly stinking, so on that basis I would agree, 'sorry son, you smell too much to get in my car!'

I think after that you will find that he sorts his own washing out in future if he wants a lift. So I wouldn't attach a condition, as such, but I would refuse to give him a lift if he smelled.

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