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Irresponsible Mom, Part 2

An update on my blog post below, about the mom who left my 12-year-old daughter stranded at the bowling alley:

Well, it’s hard to yell at someone when she’s agreeing with everything you’re saying and apologizing profusely. Basically: She screwed up, she wasn’t thinking straight, she was tired and crazed, and she’s really really really sorry.

She made a mistake. And since I live in a glass house, I will throw no more stones: Who among us haven’t made a cringe-worthy error in judgment? I can think of a couple of mine from this week alone!

A lesson to teach Alex: Sometimes moms do stupid things. When your gut tells you something is wrong, it’s important to speak up (politely but firmly) and let them know.