Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Daughter

My daughter moved out her mom’s house last week, a few days after getting back from an out-of-state trip with me. She’s 18. That’s just about the time I moved out back when I was young and stupid.

She’s living about 10 miles down the road from me at some dude’s house with his folks. I did a little digging and found out that he’s around 20 or 21. His parents apparently have a bit of $. I’ve never met the guy before, either has her mom.

Both of us are a bit worried because she’s in party mode (weed & drink mostly), but that worry is tempered by the fact that we filled out daughter’s head full of good advice and guidance over the years, as have other family members.

I hope she snaps the fuck out of it soon and realizes there’s more to life than what she’s currently seeing. That’s why I took her out of state with me…so she could see there’s more to life than her narrow little world. It was a good trip I’d hoped would have an effect on her direction.

It took me two years to get my head screwed on straight after high school – and we talked about that on our trip. I even took her by the shit-ass house I used to live in with some hoodlum friends. I hope it doesn’t take her as long as it did me.

3 comments:

TC said...

Ugh.

I'm sorry.

I hope she wisens up soon, but you're right, it is something she'll have to learn herself.

Rimpy said...

I feel for you, my friend. I went through some similar stuff with Step-Rimpyette at that age. Seems like even with all the best advice and example, people just have to go through a process before they learn from it. Hope it won't take her long.

Joker_SATX said...

I am waiting for that time to arrive for me...with all my kids. I guess now that I am a parent I know exactly what my parents were talking about....