It's been a week with LO. She's been acting kind of weird - in the alternate crying (which she never does) and flying into a rage. A week peppered with accomplishments and whatnot.
Last weekend, she lost the gas cap to my car while running errands. She only figured it out on Sunday when she took the car that night to go do something with her friends. I gave her a fair amount of crap for it, as the car has a holder where you put the gas cap while filling. She had to totally literally forget that the gas tank panel was open and get into the car and drive. (The cap lanyard broke last year when she was first learning how to fill the tank.) Anyway, LO burst into tears...and I ended up having to go to the dealer to get a replacement part. $40 bucks. My engine light is still on and isn't expected to cycle until I hit another 40 miles.
On Tuesday, LO had an event at school abnormally late in the evening. Didn't tell me so I ended up calling her. She was miffed. Then she comes home and lets me know that her and the boy who was her bestie is now her boyfriend. (This is the same kid who she went up to Cape Cod with earlier this past summer.) Which is great except he has no friends and his campus is an hour away. The news was tempered by LO having me help her proofread and submit her Common App to her first two safety schools that night.
On Friday, LO needed a check for her transcripts for the next few schools she is applying to. Me, in a fit of organization even gave her the check the night before. I asked her where her wallet was and she said "Don't worry, just put it on my bed." I get a text Friday morning, "Do you know where the check is?" Apparently LO put the check in her pants pocket and poof! it was gone. So who knows where that went. LO was completely a jerk about losing the check and me having to pay $30 to stop payment.
I wasn't going to fight her as being on her ass all the time doesn't help either.
So fast forward to last night, and where LO tells me she is sleeping over her friend's house that she always sleeps over. Something seems off as she "needed to get there early" and she seemed kind of clingy. She even showed me pictures of popular kids who went to a concert and drinking the night before, in a "Ha ha be glad that isn't me." kind of comparison. I let her go out because what if she was really hanging out with her girlfriends.
Let's just say no pictures from Halloween night made it to social media. There was also a curious gap of her not responding to my texts, approximately an hour after she left the house.
LO forgot that she recently had to wipe and restore her phone. LO forgot about iCloud. I couldn't sleep, and at 6am, let's just guess where LO's phone was.
On a college campus about an hour away. Goddamn it.
Now, aside from the fact she turns 18 in 5 months, and aside from the fact her girlfriends pull similar shit on their parents (kind of famously I might add), and aside from the fact that kids her age go on college tours without their parents...Ugh.
I should mention now that this kid plays a sport and was recruited to play down there. So, if he took LO to a party with sport kids...ugh.
I am kind of beyond livid at this point for her to be stupid and lie to me. This boyfriend is a loser - he's an ok as a friend, and LO likes the attention, but I'm pretty sure he was complicit to having her go down there. He's not her first choice to be a boyfriend and she has come right out and said it, but I think she is settling so she can have a college boyfriend like her other girlfriends do.
At this point, I don't think I want to bring anything up until he comes home for Thanksgiving break. Between now and then, LO has the two other schools to apply to and the SATs next weekend. I have his Mom's cell number. I'm thinking maybe a come to Jesus meeting with his Mom, Stepdad, Me and the two kids. Maybe with a threat of "If you pull anything else, I go to the Dean of Students and your coach."
It's almost 8am...I just want my kid home.
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