This mom reminded her 13-year-old son what she does for him with zero subtlety.
Estella's 13-year-old son Aaron was being disrespectful, and if I know teenagers that means being a total ass because your hormones are making you act like an insane person. According to Estella's explanation of the now-viral note, Aaron makes "a teeny bit on money" from YouTube, and thought that meant he deserved more independence. She wrote him a note explaining what true independence meant. Here's the full text of the note:
Since you seem to have forgotten you are only 13, and I'm the parent, and that you won't be controlled, I guess you will need a lesson in independence, Also, as you threw in my face that you are making money now, it will be easier to buy back all the items I bought you in the past. If you would like your lamp/light bulbs or access to the internet, you will need to pay for your share of costs.
Rent - $430
Electricity - $116
Internet - $21
Food - $150
Also, you will need to empty the trash Mon, Wed, & Friday, as well as sweep & vaccum [sic] those days. You will need to keep your bathroom clean weekly, prepare your own meals, and clean up after yourself. If you fail to do so, I will charge you a $30 maid fee for every day I have to do it. If you decide you would rather be my child again, instead of roommate, we can renegotiate terms.