Every morning and most afternoons I have the privlege of transporting a couple of teenage girls to high school. For the purpose of this blog, I will refer to them lovingly as Binky and Bonzo. Back in the day, I used to blog the occasional CRAZINESS that was my drive time with Breanna (see posts under the category of Driving Miss Crazy). I don’t know what this will look like. I can only tell you that having two teen girls in the car is somewhat different than having one teen girl in the car.
Their personalities are different. Not just from that of Miss Crazy but also from that of each other. It creates some interesting, funny, intense, and odd conversation and also the occasional bickering match. Always fascinating, occasionally frustrating. Under it all, they love each other. Over it all – THEY SING VERY LOUDLY and are convinced that Katy Perry is stalking them (not really, it is just that every time they get in the car, one of her songs comes on).
Topics in the past have included:
- What to wear / what not to wear
- The best thing of the day / the worst thing of the day
- Waking up is awful
- The upcoming <event of the day, week, or month>
- Group Therapy (U93 has this every Monday – I have called in and given my two cents)
For example: When asked last week, how their day went…Bonzo stated “Disturbing” and when asked what it was she answered that she could not tell me because she was told something in confidence. So, conversation continued to be cryptic and became at the least very concerning. They were questioning whether or not something was even legal. So I said…”Listen, you do not have to give me names just tell me what it is and I will let you know if it is legal or not.”
For the sake of privacy of this person, I will only tell you that it was ILLEGAL what this person had done and so I had to explain what it was and why it was illegal. Teaching moments like this are what every parents dreams are made of.
Car rides with teens…never what you expect them to be.