Tornado Tuesday Blog Hop – Handcuffs Week

June 22, 2010

Hormonal Imbalances

Handcuffs – our hot word this week. Hmmm. Well, when I was 16, I got plastered at a guys house after a basketball game. Having told my parents I’d be home at 10, I don’t know why at 2am I figured they wouldn’t be worried.

I found out that neither of the people in the house I was at drove, I didn’t have a license yet, and my friend that had taken me was already gone. So, having no other options, I walked a few miles in the dark to her house, where I knocked on her window, and called my mom.

Who came to get me in stony silence as I tried to convince her the reeking booze smell was some type of gum.

My dad had other ideas. He was furious, and immediately took me to the police station to have them scare me straight. So they handcuffed me to the bench, questioned me, and I lied. I told them the Mountain Dew had been spiked long before I got to the house, and I wouldn’t give them the names of the people I had been with.

I was charged with underage drinking. I appeared in court, with both my parents, a few weeks later and placed on 3 months probation and fined. The judge asked me if I wanted to keep my drivers license and I flippantly said, “I don’t even have one.” He replied annoyed, “Well, do you want one anytime soon?”

When people asked me what I had learned from it, I always said defiantly, “Not to go home next time.”

I was an evil child.

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  • Jen

    June 23, 2010 at 12:57 am

    Oh dear. I remember that fondly. Well, maybe not fondly, but with a big sigh of relief for not getting in trouble with you. And yes, I was the crappy friend that left her behind. Wasn't I a gem?? Love you friend!! 🙂

  • Cathy

    June 22, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    ha ha, I never knew this. I must hear more stories when we get together 🙂

  • LA @The Reel Family

    June 22, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    OMG I just laughed out load. My rents would have done the same thing me.. In fact the left my brother in jail until he could come up with his own bail.

  • HarmSkills

    June 22, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    That is very funny! I was not expecting that!

    as for the blog hop, if you follow the first 9 people on the list? then wouldnt no one else pick up new followers? I dont understand

  • Diana

    June 22, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    So to the ones who asked me about lessons learned and would I do the same as my parents – I don't know.

    It's a part of my life that has stuck with me forever. Back then, with the type of personality I had, nothing seemed to hit home – ever. I know my parents were incredibly frustrated with me as a teenager.

    I think about it all the time, what would I do if Bella came home high or drunk? Or pregnant? I have no idea. I guess it depends on what I think would make the biggest impact on her.

    I think that's what my dad had in mind, but no matter what he did it probably would have turned out the same way back then.

  • Beth Zimmerman

    June 22, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    I am SO glad I wasn't your mother! One of us would have died before you hit 18! LOL!

  • Amy

    June 22, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    You are hilarious! lol

  • Devan @ Accustomed Chaos

    June 22, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    Holy! You were a badass! I have never done anything that got me arrested but you just upped your 'cool' factor 😉

  • Krista @ Not Mommy of the Year

    June 22, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    HAHA! Oh… high school days of drinking in the wood and at friend's houses when their parents weren't home. GOOD TIMES!

    Here's my post:

  • Angela

    June 22, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    I love the lesson you learned from all of this. Now that your a mom would you do the same thing your parents did or would you handle that situation completely different?

  • sheaintheavy

    June 22, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    "not go home next time". Absolutely classic. I bet that got you grounded for a few extra days? LOL.


  • Melodramamma

    June 22, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Diana, I would love to know what you really think about what your parents did now as an adult and parent. do you feel they came off too strong, or did it teach you that there were consequences? Did it lead you to more rebellion OR did it change you? tell me? I'm really curious.

  • angela

    June 22, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Hil-ar-ious story. Mine is not so exciting. I don't need to give my mother-in-law a heart attack 🙂

  • Cindy @ This Adventure, Our Life

    June 22, 2010 at 10:41 am

    Wow, teenage Diana was a bad girl!! That is funny!!

  • Captain Cleavage

    June 22, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Wow…that is hard core!! I love the lesson learned though! lol

    My story is slightly diffrent! haha

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