UPDATE: When you were in high school...curfew question
When you were in high school and came home after curfew, what were the consequences? WERE there any consequences?
Lectures? Grounding? Extra chores? Car taken away?
This is DH's weekend with SS17. So we had SS17, SD15, and SS19 (home from college on spring break). They all left together about 9:30 last night and were going to Sonic and then to see some specific friend whose name escapes me right now. At 1:45, DH wakes up "The kids aren't home!" And so.....he texts them all. No response. Calls them all. No one answers.....Waits....Gets in the car and drives around town, finds SS19's car at BM's house. Assumes they are all there. No one calls, says they're spending the night at mom's.....Nothing.
One time I came home after curfew. I had my drivers license cut up and was basically an indentured servant for a few weeks. These kids? DH told them very calmly that they "really need to let him know where they are because he worries." And then had them go clean their rooms.
To me, that seems like pretty much nothing, given the fact that they didn't come home at all last night. The problem is not that they spent the night at their mother's. The problem is that they didn't call, text, wouldn't answer DH's calls.....Your thoughts?
Trying to make sure I'm not crazy out of line with my thinking here!
UPDATE: Sounds like generally I need to chill out about it. I think it just irks me that it was a big enough deal to DH that he kept me up half the night because of it, so I expected more a to-do with the kids. I did manage to back off and let DH handle the whole thing - been pretty good about doing that lately. Your kids, you handle it, I'm out!