Wednesday, January 14, 2009

It's Not Easy Being Teen

Mom: “Wait for the school bus to stop before walking in front of it, okay? “

Teenager: “What's the big deal? The bus isn't going to hit me.”

Mom: “You don't know that. The road's icy. Just wait by the car til the bus stops.”

Teenager: “It takes too long! If I wait til the bus stops, I'll hold up everyone else.”

Mom: “You're only 20 feet away. It takes about 5 seconds to get from the car to the bus! This isn't Speed .”

Teenager: “Can I sprint to the bus once it stopped?

Mom: “Sure, if you want to skid on the ice and fall on your butt. Imagine how long you'll hold everyone up if you break your neck? Or get hit by a car?”

Teenager: “Mom!” That's not going to happen! You worry too much.”

Mom: “Sorry. It's my job.”

1 comment:

shasha said...

Perhaps your rebuttal to "I'll hold up everyone else.", should have been more focused from a teen's perspective, instead of "Imagine how long you'll hold everyone up if you break your neck?", maybe a "Imagine how embarrassing it will be if you fall on your butt with the whole bus watching..., what if you split your pants and everyone saw your underwear?"

Hmmm... on second thought, maybe that wouldn't work, nowadays it fashionable to show your skivvies??