Skip to main content

You Think Sending A Text Makes This OK?

Let me get this straight, my daughter, the daughter who is a Freshman in high school, thinks that she can send me a text message at 9:00 am saying that she's going somewhere with a friend after school?  Oh, and that she's fine because she took her wallet so she'll take the bus home?

This is so-o-o-o far removed from what's normal, I have to laugh.

Our newly 15 year old daughter never, or hardly ever, wants to take the bus.  I drive both of my girls to/from school everyday.  Katie (the daughter in question) is shy and finds it difficult to be in situations that hold groups of people;  buses, waiting rooms, gatherings - even her own birthday party with family is too much and she needs to take little breaks in her room.  So this child that has been so anxious about taking the bus (public transportation) to school for years now thinks I'm going to accept a text saying "Going somewhere after school, I'll take the bus home"???

We live in a busy town so I understand wanting to go do things with friends, but this is so-o-o-o-o unusual.  Where do they want to go? Who all is going?  How long do you want to be out?  What the heck?!?

I've replied to her message but she hasn't responded.  I do believe I'll be waiting at the school's front door at the end of the day... and we'll have a little chat.

Popular posts from this blog

Miss Poodle Perm, That's Me!

Jill of Scary Mommy is doing a linky post about school pictures. You know the ones, possibly you didn't smile a sweet smile, just the smirk of panic. Or you didn't know it was picture day because you had been out sick for a week and you show up in your most comfortable shirt and bed-head. (Yep. That happened to me. The smile was good though!)

Well, my scanner isn't working or else I would post a particular picture from Freshman year. Since I don't have a visual, here's the story:

I remember my first day of High School. Actually what I remember is the picture taken of me leaving for my first day of High School. I'm wearing a brave smile, but the hair, the hair, my hair style was a nightmare.
My two best friends and I were going to be attending a High School out of our district. That was stressful enough. To add to this new-ness we wanted new looks as well. K. was going to sport the Argyle and Alligator shirt look. W. was going for 'All Monogrammed, Al…

How to Help Your Loved One to Recover

It can be very difficult to have a loved one who is battling an addiction. It can be hard to know what to do or how to help. Luckily there are many resources, programs and even rehabilitation centers that are specifically designed to not only help you to know what to do but also to help your loved one to recover.

Addiction is a very real problem all over the world, and in the United States alone there are ever 23 million Americans who are struggling with some sort of addiction. Over 64 percent have had to deal with the emotional aspect of having someone close to them who was battling an addiction.

You can feel very helpless when you are close to someone who is battling an addiction, and it can be hard to know what to do. You don't want to make your loved one resent you or to be angry with you because you are trying to get them to stop, but you also can't just stand by and watch. An addiction, no matter what it is to, can consume the person who is addicted and it can also be fat…

6 Things to Do to Improve Your Homes Water Quality

Water is an essential element that everyone needs for drinking, washing, and thriving. Many people don’t take the time to think about the quality of their water in their home. If your water quality is poor, that may have an impact on your health and your family’s well being. Whether you get your water from a well or your city’s water service, it’s important to think about its quality. Here are 6 actions you can take to help improve your water’s quality.
1. Test Your Water
It’s a smart idea to periodically test your water. If you are purchasing a new home, building new construction, or signing a new lease for an apartment or condo, make sure you test your water before moving in. There are inexpensive home water testing kits you can easily complete yourself. Home testing kits can give you a better idea of the chemical concentration of your water and whether or not there are any contaminants in your tap.
2. Find the Source
Another smart idea is to do some research and find the source of…