Sunday, December 2, 2012
Honda Family Values
Apparently, Laura got a new Civic as a reward for not killing her little sister at any time over the past year. Normally I would think that a brand new car- ANY model- is a bit over the top as a Christmas gift for a girl who appears to be a teenager. But after just a few seconds of listening to her obnoxious little snit of a sister, I think it's about right.
Not a particularly good sign that Laura is using her car to drive her presumably teen-aged friends around (aren't there laws in most states limiting the number of under-aged passengers who can be in the car with a minor driver?) Not a good sign that Laura seems more interested in mastering the art of driving while texting and f--ing around with her sound system than in putting safety first ( a very BAD sign that Big Sister is willing to let Little Sister connect her I Pod to that sound system- is she worried about being wished into the corn field, or what? And if that's the case, why doesn't Little Sister get to ride shotgun after calling it out?
And certainly not a good sign that Mom and Dad have no problem letting their teen-aged daughter drive all these kids around everywhere, including their younger one.
Come to think of it, where ARE mom and dad? Was the Honda actually payment for 24-hour child care, provided by Older Daughter to Younger Daughter? If so...Younger Daughter? Maybe you shouldn't be bitching about your big sister not being quite nice enough. If she's being paid to basically be your mom, you should save your angst and anger toward the person who birthed you and then turned you over to a sibling to raise. You look pretty healthy. Your sister isn't yelling at you to get the hell out of her face (or her car) and give her some damned private time with her friends. Looks like a little gratitude is in order.
Where ARE Mom and Dad?