Radiogurl a la Carte

2003-12-30
A Stupid Thing Happened on the Way to the Doghouse

What genetic flaw in humanity makes kids - no matter what age - try to pull the wool over their parents' eyes? I'm not talking about rocket science stuff here, nor seriously illicit (at least I hope not!) activities.

I'm talking about a child who is toast when she gets home, even if she is over 21. Barely over 21, and living under my roof.

Oldest daughter borrowed my car about three hours ago to go to her cousin's house, with the proviso that she was supposed to phone me when she got there. As you have probably surmised by now, she didn't call. I also called her cousin's house (which is about 15 minutes away from here) some 45 minutes after she left, and she wasn't there. Also checked with friends in the PD - no accident reports, thank goodness.

Which leads me to suspect she's made a friend or two who keep her in aromatic amusements of the illegal sort - and I am pretty darned sure she inhales.

I don't approve and there'll be hell to pay on several levels if she's busted or wrecks my car while driving. Needless to say, her driving privileges are suspended immediately by the MOM PD even if she doesn't do anything else stupid.

I am just disappointed that after all of the things she's gone through, she still doesn't get that stupid choices cost her a lot more than she gains in momentary fun...

Before - After

In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )