She thinks she so smart!

@dizzblnd (3073)
United States
July 6, 2008 6:39pm CST
So my 17 year old daughter... who by the way is deathly afraid to drive... got tired of waiting for us to go home from my mothers house (who lives right down the street from us about 8 or 9 houses). She had the keys in her hand and waved "bye" as she walked out the door... I kept singing my karaoke song.. my mom says "she's leaving!" I couldn't believe it.. she HATES to drive and refuses whenever go somewhere (she only has her permit) So she calls.. laughing. I told her she was grounded and hung up on her. The whole time I am laughing. Mind you I am not the least bit mad.. just shocked that she would do that. I figured out the BEST punishment EVER. Whenever I go somewhere.. I will make her drive? I think the punishment fits the crime ... don't you?
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@piasabird (1737)
• United States
6 Jul 08
So did she really drive herself or walk? She can't drive alone with just a permit. My step son was always afraid to drive and didn't really start until he went away to college. I never did understand that. I couldn't wait to be able to drive. It was a part of growing up and becoming independant.
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@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
6 Jul 08
She got in the car and drove herself. I know she can't drive without someone with her... but she did it anyway. Our road isn't at all busy.. so she felt cocky.. er I mean confident. I couldn't wait to drive either.. but in time everything will come
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@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
6 Jul 08
Make her drive and get over that fear.. I used to drive but haven't in over 30 years.. I can if need be and used to drive but I have such a fear and it is getting worse, that I don't think that I will ever drive again.. Make her overcome the fear of driving, before she can't get over it.. I have a chauffeur and he has never complained, all I have to do is tell him let's go and we go, of course he is also my hubby and he loves to drive anyway.. He has always said that if "Donna wants to go, then Donna will go", anywhere she wants me to take her.. So I let him take me anywhere I want to go.. But I can drive if I ever had to in case of an emergency, it would make me a nervous wreck, but I could..
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@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
7 Jul 08
I think she is getting tired of relying on us or her younger brother to take her everywhere. I am glad you have a chauffeur and that he is loving and patient!
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• Canada
6 Jul 08
Haahahahahahahaha This is too funny. Maybe she just wanted to leae badly enough that it out-weighed her greated fear. Tha's happened to me beore. I don't drie (I'm legally blind) but there hae been times when I have wanted something so much that I have done something I didn't want to do, just to get out o a situatio which I felt was een worse.
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@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
7 Jul 08
I agree.. I think she did it because I said she wouldn't... the rebel
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@olivemai (4738)
• United States
7 Jul 08
Oh, dear! I am guessing that she did not want to hear you on the karaoke? it seems like a funny situation to me!
@olivemai (4738)
• United States
7 Jul 08
Oh, I see! Do you mean that you both drove to your mother's house? Even though it is down the street? LOL
@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
7 Jul 08
yeah... pretty sad huh? We would have walked.. but we had to take a bunch of stuff down there. Plus it was hot and humid blech
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@olivemai (4738)
• United States
7 Jul 08
Oh well, some streets are rather steep and long! We cannot even walk around the block, without taking an hour!
@shooie (4988)
• United States
9 Jul 08
Your daughter sounds like me I hated to drive or umm was scared to. Yep punishment fits the crime....lol Brought back memories ick.
@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
9 Jul 08
LOL.... I am sorry to have delved so deep into your psyche... I hope I don't have to pay for a therapy session now
@shooie (4988)
• United States
9 Jul 08
I'll just take two and call you in the morning. lol
@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
9 Jul 08
phew... good.. cause I am broke!!! (aren't we all?)
• United States
14 Jul 08
Kinda, until she gets over the fear.
@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
14 Jul 08
she's getting desparate. All though she claims to like staying at home... I think she is frustrated by not having a job and no car.. time will tell
@shlooper (309)
• United States
11 Jul 08
I think that is hilarious. I actually did something like this when I had my permit to one of my friends. That is an excellent punishment and will be good for her as well. Driving isn't really very scary and all it takes is her to learn how to react.
@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
11 Jul 08
I thought it was pretty creative too .. but weird at the same time that I have to punish my teenager by making her drive..
• United States
8 Jul 08
rotflmao My question is if your mother lives so close why was your car there? LMAO, Actually if you make her drive at every visit your daughter is bound to get more comfortable.
@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
9 Jul 08
Yeah yeah yeah We were there for a BBQ so I brought food and the PS2 for the kids.. too much to carry. Otherwise.. I would have walked (i need the exercise lol) I have a Chrysler that "seats about 20" so she is wary about driving it. She is short and weighs 89 pounds soaking wet.. so it it really to big of a car for her. I won't get her a car..until she is ready to start learning
@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
7 Jul 08
That's a great idea! It will get her over her fears and give you a break, too. That took a lot for her to get into the car and drive, she must be a very brave person underneath that driving anxiety. I love it when the punishment fits the crime--it teaches instead of punishes.
@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
7 Jul 08
I hope it will help her get over some of her fears. Deep down she WANTS to drive.. she is just too scared. I am actually proud of her.. even though no one was with her.. it did take a lot of courage to get in the car and drive home. she sent her brother to come get me though.. I think it freaked her out just a tad
@naty1941 (2336)
• United States
15 Jul 08
Grounding her is good punishment as she needs to learn to respect the law. She can't drive with just a permit without a licensed adult in the car!