Tuesday, September 11, 2007

When do boys grow up?

I was already a little disappointed in the grandson, as I blogged about in my other journal.  He lost a license plate Saturday night and is still driving nonchalantly to work in the city as though it didn't matter.

This morning he couldn't find his wallet.  This is the same wallet he's washed twice with his laundry since he's been staying here. 

He didn't go anyplace after he got home from work last night.  We tore the couch apart.  He went upstairs to his bedroom, checked out pockets of the jeans he was wearing yesterday, and looked all over the bed, under it, and so forth.  No wallet.  Obviously he lost it someplace yesterday before getting home.

So if he gets stopped by a cop for not having a license plate, he has no driver's license to show.

It's things like this that make me wonder if the grandson should find someplace else to hang his hat.  Because if he weren't here, I wouldn't know about things like this.  And I wouldn't worry.

10 comments:

deshelestraci said...

Ouch.  That's gotta drive you nuts!
Traci

connie7280 said...

Boys grow up when life gives them a few hard knocks and sometimes grandmothers have to let it happen.  I have one of those grandsons too so you are not the only one in the boat.  Connie

mutualaide said...

Oh dear.  I had not one, but three nephews with that same late teen, young adult sort of ... not attitude, but attitude or maybe it's an inability to just keep track of themselves.  Two lived with us at separate times. They eventually hung their hats elsewhere when they realized that no one at our house was going to fix anything for them.  I agree with Connie ... as painful and worrisome and pain in the neck ... it's sometimes better to just let them fall a bit.

marainey1 said...

That situation would be just like having a child at home and I don't think I'd be ready to go back to that.  I love the fact that my children are grown, independant and just come to visit.  At this point in my life I feel I deserve a rest.  'On Ya' - ma

heyuno said...

That's my son, he takes after me.  Heck I lost my keys four days, and they were under some papers where I always lay them.  I knew the would show up sooner or later, just thought it would be sooner.

fowfies said...

Get him a basket, just for his stuff. That is what I do for Ian, and he is fourty years old! He has a basket just for his keys, loose change, pocket knives, wallet, whatever he carries with him regularly. That way he will put his stuff in the same place every time and know where it is, every time. He better get him a licence plate. I would insist on him getting a replacement right now. No since in putting it off. Then he needs to get his licence replaced. He needs to learn that losing stuff costs money...and he needs to pay for the plate and the drivers licence replacement. Before things get out of hand and you have to bail him out for having neither...would be like a snowball effect coming. I hope he gets his head on straight.

luvmort said...

But then you wouldn't be the doting grandmother.

redpoppy007 said...

lol..hope he finds his wallet..after he pays a couple tickets maybe he will keep up with his stuff better.
He'll learn..it may take awhile but he will.

suzypwr said...

Having some responsibility issues, are we?

xoxo

helmswondermom said...

My son has the hardest time keeping up with his wallet!  Is it a boy thing?  Because when I was a teenager I knew at all times where my keys, wallet, driver's license, etc. were!
Lori