And this is why I have gray hair.

Nadine - posted on 07/11/2016 ( 5 moms have responded )

152

17

3

So my son comes home, just now, pissed off because I wold not answer the phone. My phone never rang. His phone was dead and he mixed up my number. We have been out of our MINDS with worry. Long standing rule is: If yoru phone dies you come home immediately.

So my question is: Where do I bury his body?
KIDDING: I am still shaking. I was literally on the police twitter when he come in, almost two hours late. He wanted to spend the night at hsi friends house, and we always say yes, so long as it is a house we know. I know I am far madder than I should be, because of adreneline and worry. He has never, ever done this before, and he was upset when he realized how out of our minds we were, driving aimlessly through the city of half a million looking for him.

MOST HELPFUL POSTS

Dove - posted on 07/12/2016

11,896

0

1350

I... am a pushover. 'I' would tell my girls they are grounded for life (which by now they are serving about 100 life sentences) and tell them about all the stories I imagine when I don't know where they are (yes, I do the dead on the side of the road thing... regularly)... because I imagine that stuff every time they aren't home... but that would probably be it. Of course, I never established the 'call me or die' thing efficiently when they were younger, so their habits w/ their phone are LAZY! I do 'know' where they are all the time still and who they are with though.... so I usually text their besties mom and tell her to have the girls call me. ;)

They still aren't young enough to drive, so they have to depend on rides or walk or catch the bus... but if I was actually EXPECTING them to be home and they were 2 hours late w/out calling... yeah, I'll help you bury the body. lol

Jodi - posted on 07/12/2016

3,562

36

3907

Concrete poses a problem until you build that extension :P

Sounds like you let him off more lightly than I would have, LOL. But then, as long as he recognised the error of his ways, that's the goal, isn't it?

Jodi - posted on 07/11/2016

3,562

36

3907

You clearly have an arrangement whereby he needs to contact you. It is his responsibility to keep his phone charged, not yours. So he really has no right to be pissed off at you. How old is he?

With regard to burying his body.....do you have floorboards or a concrete slab? LOL.

5 Comments

View replies by

Nadine - posted on 07/12/2016

152

17

3

I was very tempted to just throw the book at him, but then, that was just because I was angry at how scared I was. Punishing him really was pointless beyond the point being made. And once I punish him, ground him for the whole summer (yeah, I was that mad) then I would not be able to back off without losing face. I think I probably would have done that, had he not quickly realized that he was wrong, and how scared I was. For a moment I almost said the words "you could have been dead in a ditch" (channeling my mother) LOL. I think showing him that I was actually on the police twitter, and about 5 minutes away from calling them myself was very sobering.

Nadine - posted on 07/12/2016

152

17

3

LOL, Jodi, Concrete;)
He is 16. And no, he had absolutely no right. He knows the rules, and it took him about two minutes to realize this is 100% his screw up. Regardless of whether he had the right number or not, the answer would have been no, because he let his phone die. He has a geat deal of freedom for his age, because he has alwas been worthy of the trust we put in him. So today, I have a vow then when we come home we will be able to "eat off the floor" of the house. I let him off easy, all things considered. He srewed up as they do. But for the next month he will get no extentions on his basic curfew for any reason, and a cancelled trip to his theme park until next month.

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms