December 24, 2007

Home for the Holidays

Well, as you all know, my oldest son came home for the holidays. This is the child that, until he signed up for the military, did nothing but take years off of my life with worry. He hung out with the wrong kids, made many stupid decisions, and became a really good liar by the time he was 16. So, last night, he takes my youngest son with him to a friends house. I never worry about my Brad because he has a pretty good head on his shoulders...or so I thought. I went to bed without a worry on my mind knowing that my children would be home at a reasonable hour and, that if anything happened, they would call. That was about 11:30. As I was peacefully sleeping, the thoughts of sugar plums dancing in my head, I was woken up by a noise. Then I noticed the light was on in my bedroom. I was a bit disoriented but managed to raise my head to look towards my bathroom as I heard, what I thought was, running water. At that point, I see my youngest son standing in the doorway. I get up to ask him what he was doing and noticed he was peeing all over the floor, mainly my rug. I asked him, "What in the hell are you doing?" his reply, "I'm going to the bathroom", at which I had to respond, "You're pissing all over my floor!" He looked at me with shock and then I smelled the slight stench of alcohol in the air. I asked him if he had been drinking, he didn't reply (I believe a bit disoriented himself) but simply walked past me saying good night and went to bed. In the morning, the story was that his brother let him have "One" supervised beer and he ended up drinking a 6 pack without his brothers approval (or so Steven says). So, my question is, who do you get mad at for something like this?? My oldest son, who knew better but let him drink or my youngest for knowing better and drinking anyway?? Either way, his drivers license has just been put on hold for the next 6 months. If I cant trust him to make the right decision, he doesn't need to drive. However, how do you handle the oldest child that is only home for the Holidays and will be leaving in 3 days?? At 19, he is considered an adult...what's a mother to do?
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4 comments:

crazy working mom said...

Oh you poor dear...the JOYS of motherhood.

Merry Christmas?

Joker said...

Merry X'mas!!!

katherine. said...

I wouldn't be laughing it were me...but since it is you....I am....

ScrapNBear said...

Well, I won't have that issue only having one. But, I say you did the right thing with the youngest. As mine is on the same waiting list for a different reason.

As for the oldest, I don't know the answer to that one. Hard when they are an adult & only home for a short time.