The Joys of Parenthood, Part 685

Thursday, April 16, 2009
Today's the day.

I will be accompanying the SmartBoy to Traffic Court so he can face the music for the traffic accident in February that totaled his hooptie.

Is this teen-parenting thing almost over?

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Updated 9:15 a.m.: We're back. That was a lot less painful than I had anticipated. The county had a plea bargain ready to go when we checked in with the Court Clerk, which the SmartBoy accepted with alacrity. 2 points off his license and a $70.00 fine.

So he won't lose his license, which means he can keep his job. The SmartBoy has had a series of bad outcomes the last couple months*, so I'm happy on his behalf for this bit of good news.

So now I have the day off, and nothing on the agenda. I love unexpected free time...

*Much of that was due to poor choices on his part, but no one likes to see their kid suffer.

13 comments:

Nathan said...

I saw this show up on my blogroll feed and I read the headline as:

"The Joys of Piratehood, Part 685"

I have no idea what that was going to be about, but I think you owe me an article.

Geek Goddess said...

No, it doesn't end. I have a 24-year-old sailor who MOSTLY doesn't need his mom (although some of the stunts he pulls, it makes you wonder who they let drive the nuke subs). The 21-year-old son's brain is finally starting to re-jell after about 8 years of severe testosterone poisoning. I've not received a call from the police (or called the police myself - I should write a post on that...) for underage drinking parties in over two years.

Janiece Murphy said...

Nathan, maybe on the next "Talk Like a Pirate Day."

Gee, thanks, Geek Goddess.

I feel so much better now.

Geek Goddess said...

It's all good - they are now both upstanding fine young men. Just painful getting there :)

Janiece Murphy said...

I hear you. SmartBoy's generally a good kid. The civilizing process is just frustrating, sometimes.

Jeri said...

I'm so glad the result was positive (although somewhat painful - kids NEED to learn not to touch the stove when it's hot).

You're a good mom. :)

Janiece Murphy said...

Jeri, I'm glad someone thinks so. :-)

neurondoc said...

I'm told I'm a mean mommy or not nice at least 5 times per week. My stock response is "You'll really think so, when you're an adolescent."

Janiece Murphy said...

Natalie, my stock answer is, "yeah, I suck." And then I do what I think is right regardless.

Cindi in CO said...

Yay for a break in the Smart Boy's favor.

Because his Auntie loves him, and is on his side.

:)

vince said...

In my experience it (and they) do get better. But I still get requests for money. Because she can.

Sometimes I even honor them.

vince said...

Oh, and yes, you're a good mom.

neurondoc said...

I also do say" You're right, I am mean" and continue on with whatever I was doing. It's my job, right?