Wednesday, May 16, 2007


Like I said, if I had eyes like this, I would be irrestible. That is the Truth.

The Xmrs Bulletholes called me in tears several years ago....
“Rip and I have had a horrible fight... (sniffle, sniffle)
He went and locked himself in his room...(whimper)"
"I was making dinner and I thought ‘I’ll just let him be, because the fight was so b-b-bad....and I know that I get too intense sometimes

So I said as kindly as possible, because she was very upset “Thats good, but we give you lots of reasons to be that way, but I’m sure you did the right thing. Please , go on...”

‘Thank you. But when I went to get him from his room, the door was blocked by a chair.”
‘So I just said ‘Rip, come to dinner” and gave him a minute.”
‘So why are you so upset, Honey?”
“Don’t call me “Honey”.... well, he didn’t come out so I went back, only now I was mad again because I had been being nice and I pounded on the door and it opened a little....”
‘And it smelled like there was Marijuana in his room. Oh God, he’s too young to smoke Pot!”
‘So what did you do”
‘I broke the door down , and he was sitting on his bed and I said “Rip, are you smokin’ Pot in here?”.
“And what did he do?”
‘He said “DAMN RIGHT I AM” and took another hit”

and over the phone, she just went to pieces.

It was wrong, but I could not help but bust out laughin’. It was the first time Rip had not tried to lie about what he was doin’.


GrizzBabe said...

I tell you, raising teenagers is not for the weak.

Having been through what Rip is going through, I think you were more equipped to handle this situation. I would be more like Mrs. X-Bulletholes. After whirling around the house in a tornadic rage, I would have cried like the world was coming to an end.

GEWELS said...

I guess he just felt he had nothing left to lose at that point.
Been there- Am there now actually.

Barbara said...

Kids try us in a variety of ways. We've dealt with eating disorders, OCD, an obsession with playing chess, and a few others.

So what happened next with Rip?

Akelamalu said...

May as well be hung for a sheep as a lamb eh?

He's a good looking boy!

Thanks for visiting me. :)

steve said...

He gets caught at everything he has ever tried to do. He has run out of breaks with the Authorities, so its not just a matter of getting through a tough time for a kid...
Gewels- that was just the beginning...he has founfd that he has plenty to lose...
barbara- pot continues to be his issue...we are in rehab...addressing his issues AND mine... you know that when I get on a subject, I dont hold much back and I won't wityhthis either

steve said...

Malu- What a great thing to say! I like that...will get some mileage out of it I'm sure!

Akelamalu said...

It's a tough time being a teenager, and as a parent you never know whether you've done it right until you all come out the other side! Stick with him, that's all you can do. Good Luck. :)

Mother of Invention said...

Well, he kinda was busted and caught red-handed! (Joint in hand?) He looks so young in this pic! And very a kid in the Campbell Doup commercials!

Sounds like you're doing all the right things re:rehab and discussing everyone's issues. Hope it works

Old Lady said...

I'm laughing with ya! So. Why did you name him Rip?