My son finally went to jail. He is awaiting his sentencing hearing in County on the 18th. He thinks I am a door mat. The kid that I used to know, with manners and courtesy has turned into a big old baby.. not good in Texas prisons. He calls me up.. calls are $5 a pop. He calls me at LEAST twenty times a day. I refuse most of his calls, and then he blames me and says that I am not there when he needs me because I am not at his beck and call. I said that I paid $33 for five 15 minute phone calls, and to space them out. He thinks just because he's in jail that we are all going to treat him like a baby even though he's 18. I didn't get him there, he chose to go there. He wants to do bad stuff, so you go to jail. He tries to blame it on me. he wants ME to go get his girlfriend and bring her to the jail and then take her home and come back to the ranch, a total round trip of 85 miles. Aint happenin. Amazing how selfish and self contained he is. I didn't TEACH him to be like that, but when he started messing up on our home rules.. like NOT selling dope outta our house, then he had to go back to his Dad's.. and his Dad let him run wild. I want to be supportive, but not let him treat me like a doormat.. I said I would pay for FIVE phone calls a month at $33, and then put $20 in his account for stuf like toothpaste, etc. Isn't that fair? I love this kid.. he's my only kid.. but I don't want to be taken for a free ride... his manipulations..
Is there anyone here with similar experiences I could relate to?