Friday, November 28, 2008

And where did you spend Thanksgiving?

I hope my friends in the blogosphere had a great Thanksgiving. All the turkey they could eat and friends and family around them. I had planned to do the same. The turkey was stuffed and in the oven (a drunken turkey marinated in primo tequila and Grand Marnier, no less), ready to make the mash potatoes and cream of pumpkin soup. I had a crowd of about twenty people arriving at 5pm to celebrate.

Then I got arrested. For disciplining the TeenQueen.

I spent the night in jail.

You can't even spank your kid anymore without fear of becoming a convict. Well, there goes my boast of never being arrested.

I found out I'm tougher than I thought I was.

And if I had to do it over again, I would DO IT IN A HEARTBEAT......only this time I'd probably give her a couple of more licks!

Everyone in jail was very nice to me.....very understanding of my situation. Even got to room with a nice tourist who DUI'd. It could have been a lot worse.

I'll certainly be nicer to my inmate prisoners now-but then I've usually treated them well unless they act like idiots.

The convict jokes are flying around here.....but EVERYONE has been incredibly supportive.

And the TeenQueen? In a locked juvenile shelter "for her protection." cell phone, no computer access, contact list restricted (by ME) and she can't even pee without company. It had to come to this? Yes. If I'm so horrible, you're in paradise, babygirl.


JS said...

Did see call the police? JS

mojitogirl said...


JS said...

That sucks, Never once would I have thought about calling the police on my parents, and they ruled with an iron fist! Good luck. JS

mojitogirl said...

Thanks. Yup it sucks. It sucks even more to think that the stupid social workers think that I'm the one with the problem, not the mini Hannibal Lecter. But she's out now, in a place where she can SLOWLY think about her actions. She's already calling to say she wants to come back. Not quite yet, missy. She needs to slowly digest what she's missing at home and what the consequences of her actions are.

But I'm ok. Really. I miss her, but I realize I'm just a stronger person for having gone through the experience. Toughlove has its purpose, and I'm a big proponent of its methods. Love the kid, will not stand for the behavior.

Thanks for the support. You and many more have stood behind me.

jeepgirl said...

You have to be kidding! I know that all teenagers including myself were hell on wheels but she has really crossed the line. Are you ok?

Nurse Practitioners Save Lives said...

I always told my kids that if they felt the need to call the cops, I'd damn sure make it worth their while! Thank goodness I've never had to be pushed to that limit though it's been close! It never hurt us to get an old fashioned spanking (not beaten) and we learned when not to cross the line. I was the only one to graduate highschool out of four girls. My sisters have all grown up and realized, now that they have children of their own, just how much my mom went through.

Anonymous said...

I am sorry to hear that you were arrested also!This is a long hard road to climb and I wish you luck! It is definitely nice knowing that I have someone out there to share experiences with. I hope things go better for you in the New Year!