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."