Wednesday, September 28, 2005


There are days I seriously wonder wtf I was thinking when I had kids. lol My dear, beloved teenager ran out of cell phone minutes before the concert...and that was what I bought her the freaking minutes for. To call me when her and Tina were picked up from the concert. Tina blew all hers, too. I'm pretty sure those two brainiacs were texting each other on the bus ride. So she called me collect from a payphone before the concert started, and I told her to call me as soon as she got back to Tina's grandma's. I waited up until 2:30 in the call. Forget about shitting bricks....I was shitting whole skyscrapers. I must've paced a 5 ft deep trench in my living room floor. I called 1 and answer. I'm a little disappointed in the grandma, I gotta say. If I saw a message from my granddaughter's friend's mom on my machine at 1:30am, I'd make damn sure the child called home before going to sleep, no matter what time it was. Around 2 or so, I realized that if something were wrong, I'd have heard about it already....the "no news is good news" principle. After that, I was able to doze off a little. To say I slept fitfully is an understatement. lol I think I woke up every 15 mins or so.

Finally the phone rang around 6am. It was Kait, and of course I got the "what were you so worried about?" line. Just you wait, Kaitlyn....when it's your 14 y/o at a rock concert in the big city, we'll see how maternal worry kicks the snot outta you! Sheesh! Anyway, everything went well and the concert kicked ass. I'll discuss the lack of cell minutes and lack of phone call after the concert this afternoon when she gets home. She knows that I'm pissed about the cell minutes thing, but I didn't say much about it on the phone. I was just happy to hear her voice and know for sure that she is safe. I gotta call this trip a success overall, though. If running out of phone minutes was their biggest screw up, than its all good. I'm not worried about them getting wasted at the concert or anything. I trust Kait's judgement. She wants no part of drugs. I talked with her about never accepting anything from a stranger....teenager edition. I warned her off about never leaving her drink cup unattended, and keeping the lid on and such. I explained how easy it would be for some jackass to spike her drink with booze, or worse yet, GHB. I also talked to her about not accepting any joints that might be offered, for the reason that lots of people like to spice up their pot with PCP, coke, heroin and the like. The biggest thing I kept reiterating was that Kait and Ti should stick together like glue and look out for each other. Nothing like the buddy system.
I'm not naive....I'm pretty sure those girls were at least a little stoned when they left there. I'm not so old that I don't remember the copious pot smoking that goes on at a rock concert. Bottom line: I trust her. Also, she knows that if she did anything wrong while in get plastered at the concert....she'd never be allowed another excursion like this....EVER. As she said, she'd be stupid to screw this up...another of her fave bands is playing nearby after the new year. lol


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