Calls in the middle of the night

Maybe I was wrong. But what are you supposed to do when your beautiful drunk 22 year old daughter takes off on foot at 3:30 in the morning?
Yes I called the police to look for her. Which they did. They found her and she will probably have a public drunkenness charge against her.
I didn’t want some sicko picking her up and raping her or worse.
She is home now.
She did not get charged which I guess is a good thing.
She isn’t as mad as she was when she left which is definitely a good thing.
Something has got to change.
I don’t know what happened to my children. They all drink way way more than I ever did.
This particular child is in the process of breaking up with her boyfriend. Not that that has anything to do with her drinking. She was drinking just as much when they weren’t breaking up.
My children were always good kids. They basically still are except for going out too much. And having no direction or drive.
She knows that she can always call for help no matter when. I will get her.
I’m usually pretty good about not getting into arguments with them when they are drunk. It is pointless. Tonight was different. I’m not sure why. I am just tired of it. I have told her she needs to stop drinking. And especially stop going to the after hours club to drink more.
Maybe it is time to stop answering the calls in the middle of the night.

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I am a wife and mother of 5 grown children... and 3 grandchildren.. I have been married for 29 years... I thought I did ok at life... turns out i sucked at it... but I am getting better!! View all posts by aloneagain3

4 responses to “Calls in the middle of the night

  • Christina

    I think how you handled the situation was superb. You called the authorities. Each action we choose to take comes with consequences and facing those consequences is the best way to come to terms with behavior that isn’t of the healthy sort. Good Job Mama.

    A mothers job is never done and is never easy.

  • Pattie Crider

    Alone…I decided today to read your blog from day one forward. While I didn’t read every entry, I read through-out the years. Please email me at if you would like to talk. Everyday I struggle with my situation that I write very openly about. God Bless…~Pattie

  • blogventer

    “Maybe it is time to stop answering the calls in the middle of the night.”
    When do you let go enough to realize they are adults and stop enabling them? Based on your own words, you already know the answer to this, though.

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