Partner in Manhattan law firm reportedly upset by kids' bickering
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Usually, it's an empty threat: "If you kids don't stop fighting, I'm going to stop this car right now and leave you here!" But a mother from an upper-crust New York suburb went through with it, ordering her battling 10- and 12-year-old daughters out of her car in White Plains' business district and driving off, police said Tuesday.
Have you ever threatened that? Have your constantly arguing, teasing, picking-on, screaming kids ever pushed you to the very brink???
Mine have. My hand is raised. I admit it. I never did it, however, but boy how I wanted to! I did sometimes stop the car in the middle of the street, and being totally embarrased, they would stop whatever they were doing.
I think more than wanting to dump them out of the car, I wanted to get out. Just take a short walk and take a deep breath. I never did that either.
Absolutely, I understand how this woman was driven to do what she did. But I could never have driven off.