I swear, one of these days… I’m going to end up going to jail over the antics of these dang kids. We went to a surprise birthday party today for a cousin. I took Kid 1 and Kid 2 with me, plus a friend of Kid 1’s, to the party. 1/2 way through, the kids went outside to play on the church swing set. They were bored, we already ate, and the cousin had opened his presents. Sure, go play but stay out of the mud. A general assumption of mine is that 13 and 14 year olds can be unsupervised for short periods of time in safe places. Apparently, they cannot go unsupervised without doing stupid stuff. 😡
I had left the windows down to my car since it is nice today. I don’t have air conditioning in my poor car and I didn’t want the kids to suffocate for 20 minutes on the drive home before it finally cooled down. Windows down it is. Driving home, I realized at some point while they were outside unsupervised, Kid 1 thought it was a brilliant idea to carve her name into my steering wheel cover. A few questions come to mind:
- What the actual hell?
- Why are you inside my car without permission?
- Why are you in the driver’s seat, period?
- Why did you intentionally damage my personal property?
- Why is your first comment “You’re overreacting!” and not “I’m sorry, I know I shouldn’t have done it!”
I’m ready to strangle her. She keeps saying (and yelling) that I’m overreacting, that its just scratches. That it was an accident. No, a single scratch is an accident that I wouldn’t care about. Carving your damn name is intentional you freaking jerk. She doesn’t understand the beating the interior of a car takes from sun damage. Now that the surface layer of that wheel cover has been breached, it is going to start falling apart. I have to go buy a new steering wheel cover if I don’t want to weld my hands to my steering wheel in the peak of Summer. Ugh.
Super unamused. 😡