Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Spring Break Gone BAD

Let me tell you, if you're a parent and ever get to the point where you're filling out a FedEx Airbill and holding your "adult" (read 19 y.o.) child's spare key, you know it's Spring Break Gone BAD. Real BAD.

Nothing like getting a phone call almost 10pm telling you she and her roommates decided to leave the state and take a two day drive to a popular college Spring Break destination. And by the way, she's already been there a whole day. Last night the entire wallet was lost along with the car keys at a beach party.

Daughter #1: (After breaking the news) Could you please call the bank and cancel all ATM and credit cards. I lost my car keys, too. Can you FedEx my spare key? Oh, and all forms of identifications are gone also. And, oh, when I left I only had $100 in my bank account so could you send me some money?

Unsanctioned Travel = No Money Honey

So, there I am at 11pm on the phone with the bank canceling cards, making sure there have been no unauthorized charges over the last 24 hour period. In the meantime, after having a rather terse conversation with his ex (D1's bio mom) about the situation at hand, Doc H is doing his best to let it all go so he can concentrate on a very tough case he is performing early in the morning on some poor 81 year old.

Doc H is done bailing out D1. I stand behind him.  Doesn't mean I'm not calling everyone asking if they have heard from her or biting all my nails down to the nub. It's tough love on both sides of the coin.

This is just #1. We still have 2, 3, and 4 to go. Sweet Baby Jeezus save me or at least send me down a bottle of Xanex... I don't think the bottle of vino is going to do it tonight.


  1. Oh yikes! Luckily none of the cards had been charged. I would be worried sick if it were my daughter (and mad too lol). I like how you didn't give in and send money in a situation like that :)

  2. Oh dear...not cool! Stick with the tough love stuff though, it's the only way some kids learn.

    1. I think she's feeling bad. We got word she's on her way back to school now. I'll feel better once I know she is back at school safe and sound.
      I feel bad that she's going to have to eat 10 cent top ramen noodles for the rest of the month, but both Doc H and I have been there and can she.


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