Join Date: May 2008
Location: Coyote Rock Farm
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Ann-Marita. I deleted my usual signature due to, oh, wait, if I say why, that might give too much away.
Yesterday, I reminded my 15-year-old son his dad was not going to be home until late. I then asked him if he had swim practice. I reminded him I needed to know so I could arrange a ride.
He said no swim practice.
But He did have a swim meeting -- he didn't tell me that.
Since I did not know, he had a meeting and could not ride the bus home. I did not find him a ride. I work from 1-10 pm and we have only one car. Therefore, there is no way I could have just left and got him. I was working and could not find him a ride. Even at that, our back up rides need more than 5 minutes notice in non-emergencies.
He is 15, not 5. He ended up walking 5 miles home.
He is still grumbling. I do not feel sorry. If he would have told me in the morning he would needed a ride I could have arranged one.
His argument is I asked if he had a swim practice. He did not have a practice, he had a meeting and those are two different things.
My opinion if he wants to ignore part of the conversation and not put two and two together he is going to miss many things. This time he missed a ride and had to walk. Next time?? Who knows but he really needs to pay attention. I could see it if I had not told him that he dad was not going to be able to pick him up. I could see it if I had not mention I would need to arrange for a ride.
Actually, this paying attention thing is on my last nerve. Our friends move the Halloween party from one home to the next. This year was our turn. This was decided last Halloween (we are new to the group). We had talked about, planned, ET for a year. Three days before he had no clue, it was as if we mentioned the party for the first time. We know we have discussed it with him and around him. He just did not pay attention.