Remember last month when I was told that I was the coolest mom ever? See here and here.
Well, it seems that I have been demoted and now I am the "So not cool," mom and the "You never let me do anything" mom.
The reason? I will not allow my sixteen year old son go to a party on Saturday night that is also a sleepover for both guys and girls, will be held in a rental hall and has a fully stocked bar inside. Oh and did I forget to mention that there will be three adult escorts for the twenty teenagers that have been invited.
I think this particular mom has finally and competely gone over the edge. WTF is she thinking?
I don't care if it is the party of the year, Rainman is not going and if that makes me "uncool" then so be it. =0)
N Posted by Rain at 8/11/2006 12:10:00 AM
The Fat Lady Sings posted at 8:56 PM
You know something? I would have wanted to go to that party myself at his age. But I think I would have been safer then than any kid could be now. I did professional theatre when I was a teenager. All of my friends were significantly older. The men I dated were more than twice my age. Believe it or not - that was an excellent choice on my part. The only males to cause me trouble were from my own generation. But I digress. Like it or not - if he goes he will drink - adults on site or no. The only way to prevent it and still let him go would be if you were the compromise. If he goes - you go as well. That way you can keep an exclusive eye on him. Now - he won't want that. Parents are embarrassing (remember that?). But it’s a good way out of un-coolness. He can't say "You never let me do anything" if you say yes and tag along glued to his ass like a barnacle.
jules posted at 5:11 AM
That does not make you uncool. That makes you a responsible parent, of which the number is shrinking each year. Way to go girl.
Rain posted at 2:11 AM
TFLS, "if you say yes and tag along glued to his ass like a barnacle" Ha, ha, ha! That would be the only way I would let him go however, I had a bbq. on Saturday night for family and friends so he missed the party.
jules, this is not the first time that I have been called "uncool" and that is okay. Thank you so much for your support and friendship!