I learned the other day that my 15-year-old son made a bet with one of his classmates: If she climbed a local water tower, she would be allowed to kick him in the balls. If she “chickened out," she would give him a sexual favor. She ultimately climbed the tower.
I’m disgusted by his chauvinism and his terrible judgment. I know he’s a teen and that teens sometimes do dumb stuff, but the water tower is very high, and climbing it would be dangerous. As a result, I’ve talked with him and have taken away lots of his privileges.
Here's the issue. According to the bet, he’s supposed to take his kick to the balls tomorrow, after school. I’m conflicted. I don’t’ know if I should intervene to prevent the kick from happening, or if I should stay out of it and let nature take its course.
Please give me your thoughts!
Answer by mommy2alissa at 3:40 PM on Oct. 30, 2008
Answer by armywife43 at 3:42 PM on Oct. 30, 2008
Answer by Kenzies_momma at 3:48 PM on Oct. 30, 2008
Any kick down their could make him sterile.Even if you intervene the kick might still happen at a later date..So I say stay out of this one...But have a little talk about betting...Good luck
Answer by louise2 at 3:48 PM on Oct. 30, 2008
Answer by But_Mommie at 4:04 PM on Oct. 30, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 5:50 PM on Oct. 30, 2008
Answer by MysticFerret at 9:07 PM on Oct. 30, 2008
Answer by redneckmom777 at 1:53 AM on Oct. 31, 2008
I actually agree that you should let the kick happen, I also agree that if she hadn't that she SHOULD do what she bet on. I do think that teens make STUPID decisions. redneckmom777 says that they can't make them, hate to disagree, they know what they are saying, but for teens it's more about living in the moment, than caring about reprecautions. He didn't think she would climb the tower, so he would get a blow job, but she did climb the tower and he gets a kick in cahonas, she WAS thinking, and knew that she didn't want to supply the sexual favor. One kick is NOT going to make to your son sterile, trust that he has been hit there before, and it will happen again.
Answer by smilinghug at 10:56 AM on Oct. 31, 2008
She did listen to her son, and that's why she is here asking the question, what should she do. Ultimately the decision is yours, but if you interfere you ARE going to make it worse for your son. All of you (that are advising for her to interfere) seem to have forgotten what it was like to be a teenager in high school??? Yes it's wrong for them to have made the bet, that's part of growing up through, if you let him take the kick you are teaching him that he is RESPONSIBLE for his actions, and that he has to suffer the consequences, next time he might THINK before he makes a bet. Hopefully, you will teach him and guide him to not do something that careless again.
Answer by smilinghug at 10:59 AM on Oct. 31, 2008