I wouldn't be surprised if most of you were wondering, Hey... what tripped Jeff's trigger on that last post?
Well, here's one thing:
On Friday night my son Brandon totaled his car when he drove into the back of another car that had stopped suddenly in front of him. He was fiddling with his radio and most likely following too closely. A typical young driver mistake.
Fortunately, neither he nor the other driver were hurt, but he wishes he could say the same thing for his car.
And his wallet.
Not only does he have to figure out how to buy another car (no, he doesn't have full coverage insurance), but the police also gave him a $123 ticket for "inattentive driving." Apparently that's a new law here in MN specifically designed to add salt to your wounds. In addition, he also has to pay the $75 tow truck charge. Ouch!
Anyway... my last post was something I had been thinking about for a while now as Brandon approaches his 18th birthday, and this little incident was enough to trigger the post - specifically item number 2.
So yeah, parenting is a great and wonderful thing...
...but it can also be scary as hell.