paula j Posted August 6, 2008 Share Posted August 6, 2008 DD went camping with some friends this evening so dss and I decided to go see the new Mummy movie. About half way through the movie the electric went out and we were all asked to step out into the hall as there was a huge storm going on. I looked out the lobby window and there was a huge pine tree bent all the way over! I called dd and told her about the storm. It hadn't gotten to where they were camping yet and I wanted her to gather everyone up and go home. Of course being an almost 18 yo (her bday is thursday) she wouldn't budge and argued that it couldn't be that bad. I asked her to at least go into the brick bathrooms if it got bad. We left the theatre, drove over a downed tree in the parking lot, by not the storm was raging and there was the craziest lightning storm you ever saw. Before we got to the camp ground we were stopped on the highway because a tree was across the road. I got to the campground where it was supposedly not storming and there were trees and branches everywhere, finally I spotted dd's car parked by the bathroom. I got out in the pouring rain and ran to the bathroom and there were all the girls huddled in there. I told dd she was going home if she liked it or not and all 8 kids piled into my car. everyone was soaked and most of them looked more than relieved to be getting out of there. DD was mortified and said I was so embarassing and treated her like a baby. Maybe I did over react a bit, was it wrong of me to make them leave? I just couldn't have lived with myself if something would have happened to any of them. there are still severe thunder storm and flash flood warnings out for our area. So, what do you think? Was it wrong of me to go get them? Should I have just left her there and let her learn from her mistakes? It is so hard to know what to do with your child when they are almost an adult. Sorry for the long rant. Thanks for listening. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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