â« Shawnn âªâ«â« - posted on 07/22/2015
Well, sto start, I have to say that within the first paragraph you came across as the world's most controlling, and paranoid parent ever.
1) May I point out that your son is practically a friggin adult? " I said well what was your emergency? He said there was none I was whittling wood! So I proceeded to get very mad and I started to shout a little at him and question him at length." He's 17 YEARS OLD, which is MORE than old enough to use a knife. That rule of 'never open unless emergency' went out of play when my kids were about oh...10, because they knew knife safety. So he slipped whilst whittling. Big friggin deal. He'll be more careful in the future, but you blew it WAY out of proportion with your ranting on him. I'd probably have hung up in the same situation, can't blame him. Not to mention, you were probably being overheard by the ER staff, and sounding like he would be at risk to come home.
2) What in the hell kind of knife is it that it's 'illegal in public'??? a friggin sword, for crying out loud? Seriously? "I then phoned the girlfriends mom, who is a teacher, and she said that I should be happy that he is alright!" You really SHOULD have been happy it wasn't as bad as it could have been. Say your thanks and move on already.
3)"he was suppose to work at 5" Does he work for you? if not, he'd probably already called his boss to tell him he wouldn't be in due to the injury.
4) I went out on top of the stairs and said to him, how dare you disrespect me in front of those people and I stamped my foot! He looked at my and said in a very nasty way I did not do that!" Ok, so now you're throwing a temper tantrum because he came home, as ordered, and you didn't like some perceived slight? You weren't there to be disrespected 'in front of' anyone, and you're ordering him around like a soldier...and he came home, so why the fit?
5) girlfriends parents were probably worried about potential abuse. I would have been too, especially since you took off after the kid in your car, whilst he was on foot!
Perhaps some anger management is in order.
Bottom line: The police wouldn't have assisted his move if he wasn't old enough to be emancipated. Get some counseling and figure out your anger issues, and maybe you can rebuild that relationship.
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