I am SO sorry!!! We are about to unleash a crazy teenager into the adult world!!

  1. *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 Mountaineer!

    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!

    Update: 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...........
    Last edit by TazziRN on Apr 19, '07
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  3. by   MLF
    Tazzi: you so funny. Kids are something else. My oldest son, now 24, borrowed one of my vehicles when he was 16 or 17. (no, it wasn't new) Several days later dh was checking something under the car and found CORN STALKS embedded in the udercarriage. Do you think ds would admit to taking it off the road into the cornfields??? Heck no. But, then again, maybe he let a friend drive it and he did it. (LOL) He has done a lot of things he won't admit to doing to this day. DO kids think we are stupid-or somehow bypassed childhood and simply became adults one day?
  4. by   prmenrs
    Just hang in there a few more years, you're about to get a whole lot smarter--@ least in HER eyes!
  5. by   chris_at_lucas_RN
    I still think a good sense of humor is the best defense when dealing with children, no matter how old they are.

    Wonderful story!
  6. by   TazziRN
    Oh, Chris, if it wasn't for a sense of humor I would have killed that child long ago!! Of the three kids she is the one responsible for most of my grey hairs.
  7. by   NurseyPoo
    Quote from TazziRN
    Oh, Chris, if it wasn't for a sense of humor I would have killed that child long ago!! Of the three kids she is the one responsible for most of my grey hairs.
    Hahahahahaha!!! My mom claims I am the one who did it to her. When I was about 21'ish I realized that my mom was really great and she realized I was not a witch...We actually started to like each other after that. Hahahahahahaha....

    I loved this story, very funny and several of my friends are going through the same thing with their DD's. I was out with a friend yesterday and we noticed that there were several stores with displays of flashy dresses and gowns. Which is one of the reasons we spent the day laughing! What happened to a simple elegant formal gown? Holy cow! Fuscia, Hot Pink, Gold, Lime Green...Jeesh!

    Oh, BTW I am Nurseypoo. It is nice to meet you TazziRN:spin: I hope you are able to suss things out and everyone has a safe and fun time.
  8. by   traumaRUs
    Let's see...my youngest and wildest son has done the following:

    1. Driven on train tracks to see what it was like...couldn't get the truck off the tracks so a very nice farmer helped him. Got a ticket though because he delayed train traffic.

    2. Drove thru another farmer's field making ruts and causing ground damage. Helped the farmer to pay it off.

    3. Drove a Toyota Corolla off-road - bent the uni-body frame to the tune of $800.

    4. Took my brand new Subaru off road cause "after all Mom, I had to see what it would do." What it did was get filthy dirty so son had to clean it to Mom standards.

    Older son wrecked three cars in the space of six months:

    1. Brand new (<500 miles) Bravada, rolled it and then drove it home. It was a total wonder he made it out alive let alone without a scratch on him.

    2. Hit a teacher's parked car in the school parking lot. Repaid the teacher for the repairs.

    3. Rear-ended a classmate when he wasn't paying attention, totalling both cars.

    Now, my sons are now 27 and 22 and I am so glad they are not on my insurance anymore - lol.
  9. by   Roy Fokker
    I was t-boned by a bus when I was driving Father's bike.

    Wasn't wearing a helmet either...

    :imbar

    Not a scratch, bruise or broken bone on my body.
    And I still wanna drive a bike!
  10. by   Spidey's mom
    Are we having a contest regarding teen stupidity??

    My #2 son let took off with our beautiful new red Suburban one evening after I had gone to bed. Got a call about 10 p.m. telling me ds and a friend had rolled the Suburban, end over end and side to side - it was totaled. Got to the ER and found ds and his friend stone cold silent . . . turns out he let her drive. She had no licence and no insurance. They were lucky to be alive. (from the accident and from me). She had a concussion and he had a lac to his back.

    He also rolled his brother's pickup and later wrecked his brother's Honda.

    No way would I let your daughter drive - good for you Tazzi for driving them to and from prom.

    I have many more stories . . . about my own dd but I'm exhausted just retelling these.

    steph
  11. by   muffie
    never a dull moment in the tazzi household...
  12. by   babynurselsa
    Tazzi that ranks up there with the time my brilliant beautiful, then 16 year old daughter, called me one day. Her slightly older friend who was 18 and recently married wanted her to go camping out by the river overnight with her, her husband and 4 17-18 year old guys.
    After I quit laughing hysterically, I asked her of her father let her smoke crack in the house or whether he at least made her go outside?????
    Now not for a second would I be convinced that there wasn't going to be alchohol. She didn't even try to.
    Hmmm let me think for a minute, 4 inebriated teen boys and MY daughter????




    Then there was the time a friend of mine had just got a jaguar. Her best friend son asked if he could drive it to the prom. She thought she had covered all of the bases...No drinking and driving. Only himself, his date and the other couple in the car. Home by curfew...etc
    The one she realized she hadn't covered when she got the call from the Highway patrolman at 0000....... You may not drive my car at 120mph down the freeway through town.
  13. by   TazziRN
    Quote from babynurselsa
    Then there was the time a friend of mine had just got a jaguar. Her best friend son asked if he could drive it to the prom. She thought she had covered all of the bases...No drinking and driving. Only himself, his date and the other couple in the car. Home by curfew...etc
    The one she realized she hadn't covered when she got the call from the Highway patrolman at 0000....... You may not drive my car at 120mph down the freeway through town.

    Whoopsie................!
  14. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Ya'll are scaring the hell out of me.

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