Monday, September 17, 2007

Fifteen year old logic.

This morning Brandon, my 15-year-old, missed the high school bus. Again. I think this is the 4th time he has missed the bus this year. It could be the 5th. His bus comes at 6:20 each morning and when he misses it he receives a day of grounding for not being responsible. He also gets to experience the singular joy of riding to school with me after he wakes me up and requires me to awaken Ben & Clara to load them up in the car. Without coffee.

It's not pretty.

So today, instead of waking me up he decided, unbeknownst to me, to try to avoid the consequences and walk the 7 miles to his school. He walked what I estimate to be over 3 miles. He then decided he was tired and it was just too far to walk so he stopped for a while at a convenience store and attempted to reach me on his cell phone.

Having no luck he turned around and walked the over 3 miles back home.

16 comments:

ÐRISTLÆCNES said...

Well, a lesson learned the hard way.


Canadian Regards,
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painted maypole said...

ha ha ha ha ha.... do you think that's punishment enough for him? ;)

Chrissy said...

You know it really says something that he would rather walk 7 miles than to face you without your coffee. You must be doing things right.

spaz said...

I think that's just male logic. A girl would never do that.

Kyla said...

LOL!! I do like that he tried to avoid waking you...but his math could use a little work. ;)

Bon777 said...

Too funny...perhaps he should try a bike the next time...just an idea...

Sister K said...

that sure does update the ol' "when i was a kid, i had to walk up the hill, through the snow a whole mile and back to school, etc..." lol...ouch....maybe he can try out for cross country :)

Chaotic Joy said...

Yeah Chrissy. That's what I thought too, in fact I considered posting this at Worst Mama Ever instead.

Lori said...

Oh boy. Is it terrible that I laughed?

I know it's not funny when it is your kid, and your morning.

Although, 6:20 is god awful early!

Christine said...

that boy! i am dying to know what happened when he got home. . .

slouching mom said...

spaz's comment totally cracked me up. so true.

oh, the poor kid. i feel sorry for him. but i'll bet he makes the bus from now on.

and wow, six twenty? that's just too early.

Beck said...

That is too funny.
I have a 22 year old brother - also named Brandon - and he is only just now getting a bit smarter than that. But someday, someday....

Helen said...

*giggle* - so funny!

Did you get mad at him anyway? :-)

Amanda said...

Oh, but what did you say? What, oh what, did you say?

Stepping Over the Junk said...

I cant help but snicker but know I will probably experience similar when my kids are 15!

childlife said...

Too funny Joy! I need the follow-up story - don't leave me hangin' : )