Wednesday, January 25, 2006

A Story About Teens and Parents

A Story About Teens and Parents

She drove up to the high school to pick him up. He was never visible right away; it took awhile to sort through the crowd and find him. whew! ... She was  going to have to ask one of his good friends...She rolled down the window and asked his friend Kate nearby... Then she went over and found him, requesting if he would please go home now.

Some confusion followed... "Mom can we take Pete home too? Just have to reach his mom..."

Normally this would be a no on a school night... however there was a game...

"Hurry up please.."

When it took a long time, she got out of the car and headed indoors...They had been hanging out, talking in a non-productive line in the auditorium. "Why don't you call in the office?"she said.

"Chill Mom!" he said, worried.

When she insisted they hurried into the school office.

On the way home the teen turned the rap music up very high, at which point the mother had to turn the car off the road."Don't turn it up so high", she said, "I cannot concentrate that way."

"Mom I didn't mean to. I can't control it!"

Later at home at dinner the teen exploded :

"Dad Mom freaked! She was yelling at me to go to the office!"

She flustered; hurt at the words her son had said.

"I did not!"

The father intervened."Okay, you settle down."

"Okay, you need to respect your mom more."

"I will drive him for a while."



sugar1337 said...

Just part of growing up...

bgilmore725 said...

Kids... one day you're the smartest and the greatest person in the world, and then one day you are a stranger to them... suddenly, they know more than you. Thank goodness this kid has two parents... and the dad is stepping in. I can't imagine raising a child, a teen, with only one parent's point of view. I know lots of parents have to do that. So, you have a partner who is helping. This is good. The good news is, it's temporary.... they usually grow up after this stage. But I don't know how long this stage lasts. Hopefully, not too long... just remember, they don't know what they are doing. Bea

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shermeen0621 said...

(smiles) to me, this seems like the lives of a normally functioning family! nothing to make them appear on Jerry Springer! But there is a communication gap between parents and children, and kids usually have more respect or fear for their father. perhaps why the kid listened. and i'm sure the wife appreciates the support of her hubbie.

Shermeen xx

sunnyside46 said...

what a good husband