May 14, 2009 8:55am CST
Well, my son is a senior in high school and him and two friends decided to go out and write on the underclassmen's car windows with window chalk last night. We knew they were going to do it and had no problem because his have been written on numerous times and it's somewhat of a tradition around here. Well apparently one of the girl's parents didn't think it was appropriate and of course the friend who wrote on the front got a little color on her daughter's decal at the top of the windshield. So we took the boys over to talk it out, knowing this family blows everything out of proportion and it wouldn't end up being easy to deal with. When we got there the father was civil about it and our boys said they would pay to replace the decal. Well that wasn't good enough for the mom and she felt the need to yell at my son. So of course I took up for my child. He admitted his mistake and said he would pay to correct it. Now if my son had been out actually destroying things I would have been very hard on him. But it was a simple little thing that all kids do every year and she was going nuts over it. Of course she then went on to say how her kids don't do anything wrong. She then called the police department and told them I should make an apology for standing up for my kid. I won't apologize for doing my job as a parent. I know he was in the wrong and shouldn't have chosen to do something to someone who he knew would lose their minds over it. The boys didn't mean to get the window chalk on the decal but they did and agreed to pay for it. That should have been the end of it. But of course she won't let it go. How would you have handled it if it were your child? Do you think it is such a big deal for kids to write on other's windshields with window paint?