Jul 24, 2005

Sometimes Being A Parent Sucks

It's hard to take a car away from a 20 year old who makes the payments on the car. But we didn't know what else to do. Technically, he still has his license. (Something about innocent until proven guilty.) But he still lives with us so we have some control over him. And he's been very cooperative with the stripping of his keys. I will be driving him to work and he'll be walking home. He's depressed, but knows he can't blame anyone but himself. Sometimes life just sucks.

6 comments:

Michelle said...

As I don't have kids of my own, I am in no position to comment but in all sincerity, I think you did the right thing.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you're doing a good job with him. He may have gotten into trouble, but he clearly realizes it's his own fault, which very few kids his age would ever even consider.

Good job and give him a hug from me.

Duke_of_Earle said...

Hang in, Karyn. In about 30 years you'll look back on this and...

Still be mad at him!

I was thinking about him and his latest run-in with the law. I guess it's a good thing he wasn't listening to his CDs beside a school playground. They probably would have charged him with intent to distribute that half pill.

John

Karyn Lyndon said...

Michelle, thanks for your vote of confidence...

Anonymous...I'll give him a hug but I'm not sure who to say it's from...

Duke, I actually told him someday we'll laugh about the day you got arrested on the very same day you were supposed to be in court...
And I agree with you...he seems to be somewhat of a target, of course I would never tell him that.

Bill said...

I hope your attorney can help... and that your son not only realizes he's screwing up, but begins to learn to make different choices. I truly feel your pain here... I also think you've done the right thing.

Hamel said...

The fact he knows he screwed up and, while being depressed, knows he's sleeping in the bed he made tells me a) you've done a wonderful job teaching him accountability, b) are still doing a wonderful job, as many parents say "Hey, he/she is 20, what can I do now?" and c) he's got a better future than 90% of people, as most won't ever, ever admit they've made a mistake.