by Lisa Munn, aka: Sarcastic Mommy
If you’re a parent, especially of a tween, you probably know what it’s like to be the last to know of plans made between your child and their friends. They text each other, call each other, make group chats and discuss where they’re going and what they’re going to do.
What’s the kicker? None of them know how to drive.
Whenever we have a break from school, I look forward to not having to be up early, not abiding by a routine and just relaxing. But if you have kids, it is almost inevitable they will make sure none of the aforementioned takes place.
I give to you Exhibit A:
Son: My friends & I are going to the movies at 2:00.
Me: Oh really? Who’s taking you?
Son: Can’t you take me? We also need to pick up two of my friends on the way.
So now I’m a taxi for everyone AND I’m the last to know. We are going to assume that just because Mom is home she doesn’t have any plans? Of course I want my son to go out and have fun with his friends but telling me what you’re doing instead of asking me first doesn’t make for a very happy Mom-taxi ride.
I had to have a sit-down with him about treating me with respect and also reminded him who the parent is. And this parent is not afraid to say NO! After a few instances of me declining to participate in his underground plans, my son is sure to ask me prior to committing to his friends. These experiences still didn’t stop me from composing one of my most popular tweets:
My kids sure do make a lot of plans for being people who don’t know how to drive themselves anywhere! – Sarcastic Mommy