PARENTS

Actor Gives Prospective Parents The Chance To 'Rent A Teenager'

09/03/2014 02:28 pm ET | Updated Sep 03, 2014

They say there's no rehearsal for parenthood, but one young man begs to differ. For $300 a week, Stanley Robinson of Lexington, Kentucky will visit the homes of couples considering having children and pretend to be their teenage son.

A Reddit user saw a flyer for Robinson's "Rent A Teenager" business and shared a picture of it on the site this week. "Thinking about having kids? Ever wonder what it's like to have a teenager in the house? RENT ME!" The flyer also notes that in addition to the $300 fee, the prospective parents must provide room and board, snacks and "bail money (if needed)."

The Huffington Post emailed the AOL account listed on the flyer to find out more about the young, erm, entrepreneur and his business. It turns out Stanley Robinson is a 23-year-old actor, but although he's in his twenties, he insisted in his email, "I can embody the spirit of a teenager perfectly." Robinson is out of school and launched the "Rent A Teenager" business about eight months ago.

So far, the teen-by-trade notes that he's had five different clients and is very amenable to their needs. "If they want a child that misbehaves, I'll just cause trouble all of the time," he told The Huffington Post. "Fight with my parents, sneak out, drink their liquor, etc. If they'd like a typical well-behaved teenager, I'll play a lot of video games and eat pizza the entire time." Robinson also added that one couple had taken him to visit colleges. "That was super weird," he said. "Fun too."

The actor was inspired to start his Rent-A-Teenager business after being cast as a teen in a play and receiving positive feedback for his performance. "After that, I just thought to myself, 'I bet I could make a business out of this.' So I did."

We can't help but wonder what his parents think about their son's entrepreneurial endeavor.

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  • 1 This was breakfast.
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  • If you are still eating Pop Tarts after you turn 18, you need to reevaluate your life.
  • 2 You took daily trips to the vending machine.
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  • And you always got more than one thing.
  • 3 You ate Bagel Bites. A lot.
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  • You ate them any time.
  • 4 You ate entire jars of Tostitos cheese dip.
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  • You did this almost every day.
  • 5 You ate a massive after-school snack right before dinner.
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  • Because you were starving when you got home from school, and you knew you'd be just as starving by dinner time.
  • 6 These were in your weekly rotation.
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  • Hot Pockets were a perfectly acceptable after-school snack or late night treat. (In case you're wondering, they're unacceptable for anyone who refers to himself as an adult.)
  • 7 You drank entire liters of Mountain Dew.
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  • The Mountain Dew was for washing down your large bag of sour cream and onion potato chips while watching The X Files.
  • 8 You drank Slurpees.
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  • And you drank them almost every day.
  • 9 You ate this.
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  • Cheese from a can. Cheese. From. A. Can.
  • 10 You ate Flamin' Hot Cheetos while driving in your car.
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  • And you turned the steering wheel orange.
  • 11 It was all about Gatorade and Powerade.
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  • Is it in you?
  • 12 You ate Pizza Rolls.
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  • In fact, you ate so many pizza-flavored snacks. Fortunately one of the great parts of adulthood is moving away from the pizza snacks and actually enjoying the wonders of REAL pizza.
  • 13 You ate cookie dough from the tube while watching TV.
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  • You didn't just take a few bites when you were making cookies. Baking was never part of the equation.
  • 14 You never got sick of trying to get through a whole jawbreaker.
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  • Miraculously, you just kept trying.
  • 15 You ate Dunkaroos.
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  • Need we say more?
  • 16 You drank so much Capri Sun.
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  • You had no idea what a "green juice" was, and even if you did, it didn't matter. You had Capri Suns.
  • 17 Cheez Whiz. Just Cheez Whiz.
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  • Oh boy.
  • 18 Lunch was just a plate of French fries.
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  • And only French fries.
  • 19 This was your post-work out snack.
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  • Because why wouldn't you have a coke and chocolate chip cookies after a run?
  • 20 You had no idea what this was.
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  • Water? What's water?
  • 21 You ate all the sour gummy candy you could get your hands on.
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  • We're not sure why, but you did, and so did we.
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