*wiping tears* Just how can our teens think we parents are this stoopid??? I got a call from 17-yr-old DD just now
Prom is coming up. The limo fell through because one of the couples backed out of sharing the cost. Trusting DD, thinking she had the answer, just called from school to ask "If I promise to be really really careful and I fill up the gas tank, can I drive your Mountaineer to the prom?"
My almost-brand new Mountie!! My known-to-have-
-and-driven daughter actually thought I would allow her and her known-to-have-
-and-driven friends take my precious Mountie to the middle of Oakland!!!!!
After I stopped laughing I told her "NO FREAKING WAY!!!" She doesn't understand why I found it so funny! Then she actually asked me if I thought her brother might let her borrow his
We may be able to reach a compromise: I will talk to Hubs about driving the kids to and from the prom.
Come June this child will be turned loose on the adult world, and I apologize to all of you out there!
Hubs and I talked about it and we called my dad, who works for a car rental company. We will probably rent a vehicle large enough to take all the kids easily, since getting them into the Mountie would mean two of them slithering into the very back seats in formal clothes. We will tell the kids that if they pay for the rental, we'll chauffeur them. It'll be cheaper than renting a limo because of the discount my dad can get us, and this way we will be assured that no one will be driving under the influence.
She will owe us so big...........let's see.......babysitting............errands.........t reating Mom to lunch once in a while...........