Sunday, August 02, 2009

Early Morning Drama

So the phone rings at 4:19 this morning. It's Beth. All she says is, "I need Dad." I'm asking, "Where are you? What's wrong?"

Turns out she was right outside. She wouldn't tell me what was wrong, just that she needed her dad - "Tell him to run. I need him now!" OK, he's coming but he needs to put some shorts on first.

About then we heard Tim's car roar away, Jeffrey got to the front door, and Beth is all hysterical. Tim's drunk, she tried to take his keys so he couldn't drive away, but he grabbed them and took off. I'm not really sure what happened after that because Jeffrey came back and got dressed, grabbed his wallet and keys and was going to go look for Tim or something, but in the meantime Tim came back. They took his keys and made him sleep in the basement, and he was not happy.

What I'm not happy about is that Beth didn't bother to call first - before she got in the car and let him drive her home drunk. Her dad has told her repeatedly that she can call and he will come get her, but NO, she climbed in the car with the drunk idiot and then called once he actually got her home safely, because she didn't want him to drive any more. Why even bother to call then? My first reaction was that he got her home safely, why should I even care about him? Why? Except, of course that he could hurt someone else on the way home.

So, of course, it was the right thing to stop him from driving - though seriously, why bring him into the house? Take his keys, give him a blanket, and let him sleep in the car. I guess I just don't feel the need to be nice to some idiot who supposedly loves my daughter but shows such complete disregard for her safety. Honestly, I think this kid is bound and determined to ruin his life, and if Beth doesn't watch it he's going to drag her down with him. Does she really want to live like this? Is that boy ever going to grow up?

9 comments:

  1. That girl!!! She told me several things when we were there that made me comment about that not being a good way to live. And ask if she really wanted that. I so wish she could see it.

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  2. Feel for you so this must be so worrying for your and your husband

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  3. She's just so stubborn and so determined that she's going to be with this guy forever no matter what. Even if she can see it, I think it will take an awful lot to get her to admit it and do something about it. She's over there right now trying to 'figure things out.'

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  4. The sad part of "being with him forever" may be not the way she wants if she is riding with him while he is drunk. My thoughts are with you guys.

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  5. Been there with Becky. It's so hard to watch them make what we think will be a mistake. It's also hard to let go and let them make those mistakes and learn from them. Fortunately, Becky's husband has grown and changed a lot in the past few years. However, they had a few rough years in Florida that they are still recovering from. If you need some one to talk to, give me a call. Prayer helps, and I'll pray for your situation.

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  6. OH I GOT 5 OF THESE,, THEY DO IT OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN,, hang on

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  7. Oh Anna - I can't imagine how difficult and frustrating this must be for you. You want to protect your children, which means you wish you could make their decisions for them when they are clearly making the wrong decisions, but, of course, you can't. (((HUGS))) my friend - you truly deserve HUGS!

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  8. Ughhh a rather worrying time you are having there - sorry to hear it.

    Had quite a few of those myself over the past few years..

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  9. mommy I know this is years late lol. But that night I rode home with Tyler and Amber and Tyler wasn't drinking Tim showed up at our house. I wouldn't let him or anyone else drive me anywhere drunk. You taught me better.

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