Thursday, November 03, 2011

Super Busy Day ahead .. but about last night....


This picture was on FB this morning, posted by new owner of brand new blue car. Apparently one of my driving children allowed one of my unlicensed, obviously clueless about driving children to have the keys to go sit in the car. The white vehicle is the one he drove. A very gracious member of our congregation who had just purchased the blue car three days ago has been very kind to the guilty parties. Last night I was here Toledo and got a similar picture from Bart in my email with no details so I had to wait up to hear them.

Bart handled it surprisingly well and both of those involved feel very bad. He pointed out our love for them... I'm not sure I would have been quite as careful not to lecture.

So while we are very grateful that nobody was hurt, we are also very distressed about Bart having only one vehicle to navigate a difficult week and how much this is all going to cost us. Things were tight before this...

Salinda and Henry are now back together and I think back at his house. She was really close this time.

And Sadie decided not to go to school yesterday, explaining that she had slept in. I let her know that at some point before 3 she woke up and decided to ditch, hiding from her dad so he didn't even know she was home.

So, even when I run away from the drama, it follows me.

I suppose that this picture will look great on future powerpoints when I speak about parenting teens.....

just can't forget the sense of humor part!

3 comments:

Kari said...

How in the heck did he manage to do THAT?!! I see a career in NASCAR. Wow. Let Bart know we are available to haul a few kids around if he needs us. ~Kari

Cody Lee said...

I'm baffled as to how he managed that.

What is it with your kids and cars?

Melissa&Joel said...

Wow. I would be flipping out.

Guess it's a good thing I don't have teenagers yet ;)