I know the teenage brain is not yet fully developed. At least, I know that’s what the scientists tell me and who am I to argue since I’m an English major? I also tend to believe it because my teenagers make radically stupid decisions at times.
Take last night. Pitch black. I’m driving teenager three home from the first day on the job late, after dark. It’s dark dark. On a fairly busy road I drive past teenager two running without reflective gear or lights or a brain. That last one is my jaded opinion.
This may not seem earth-shattering to many of you, but it’s ludicrous to mom.
What did I do?
Locked the doors to the house so upon his return he’d have to have communication with me.
I know the teenager thinks they are invincible. This one also thinks he is invisible. He knew I would be driving down that road. He knew the dangers. He knew there’d be consequences. He did it anyway.
There are too many duhs in that scenario to begin.
Thought I’d share a little of the mother frustration. I should apologize for that. Maybe you can get a chuckle out of the crazy things mine do. Maybe you can offer suggestions.
I sit here and wonder how creatures like this turn around and build magnificent structures and cure diseases. HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?
Of course, some shovel manure.