i am going to start off by saying that I am aware I AM guilty in part... but in NO WAY as much as she is trying to blame me for ( right?)
I have a 16 year old daughter who has never really been in trouble ( in her life she has probably been grounded maybe 3 times - never in trouble at school or anything like that at all ) ... She made a new friend ( who will be 18 next month) and after a couple weeks the girl stayed the night with us. she seemed very nice, we went and rented some movies, got pizza, etc.
They went to her room to "hang out" .... and around midnight I went up stairs to go to bed, I checked in to say night and they were asleep ( I could see both of their faces - their eyes were closed, and I could hear my daughter doing her little snore) ...
A little after 3am my daughter wakes me up to say her friend isnt there... I frantically wake up assuming the worse, and then realize she must of snuck out.
I call her mom several times but couldnt get an answer ... I then call the police and ask what I should do ( I did non emergency line) .. they said the would have the guys on patrol keep an eye out and that they would get ahold of her mom, and for me to stay awake in case she comes back ( and to call them to let them know) .
At 5am she is found... after she stole a car and crashed it ( not majorly) ... she is trouble but I dont know the specifics ...
Her mom is now trying to say that we need to pay for the damage and she will take us to court so we will have to.... my daughter then finds out and tells me that this girl has been in trouble with the law several times already for similar things and the "buzz" is that she is going away this time...however this is hwta she heard at school, so not sure how true that is....
I mean I know I am responsible in the sense that she was in my home (I guess i should ahve guarded the door?) ....but for someone who was about to turn 18, i didnt think i had to babysit her ...
can i really get in trouble and be liable for this damage ????
Asked by Anonymous at 9:00 PM on Apr. 21, 2011 in Parenting Debate
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