|05-04-2008 08:57 AM|
No parts till he's paid up....he's into me for over 8 months of car insurance and two months of cobra....we paid for alot of parts a few years back on his quads and have paid for alot of his learning curves when it comes to wrenching.
He's now in the difficult phase of realizing life is expensive and you have to put some priorities in front of fun. At least, thank god, he's finally getting it.
It's all fun and positive and I made it really clear before I bought the thing that if he wanted to be the only jeep owner in the house and all that jazz, that no way would I buy it. He's the one who got us seriously looking at them actually.
It's all good fun.
And No, I am not even close to resembling these yuppy mom's. Don't live like em (we name our dust bunnies) don't dress like them-not even close, don't talk like em and never have I had a candle, tupperware, or homewhatever the F. parties. Maybe a poser to the hard core off road jeepers but then alot of us would be.
I'm looking forward to offroading one day....right now I don't dare, never in my life have I spent so much on my vehicle and I have a monster payment. Once he's paid off, he's getting some mods and I'll be out in the dirt with him! In the meantime I'll get my fix on the fourwheelers. The same goes for the kid....he can't afford to take the chance right now and we've worked long and hard on getting him focused on some career direction so he can take the next step and get out on his own. Love them all dearly but don't want to be supporting them till they are thirty!
|05-02-2008 03:08 PM|
It's called "combative gesturing". Boys do this more than girls. Much like how guys hit each other in the arm or spar intellectually. Your son is challenging you and your husband every day (mentally and physically). The hook is to keep it positive, respectful and constructive. Calling you a poser...well is borderline disrespectful...but partially true (according to your own admission)...You need to tell that he's being disrespectful and you need to define to him the boundaries and expectations.... Do this in a low tone, non-condesending manner that shows him equal respect.
You have a great opportunity to share something positive with your son. It's obvious he's envious of your Rubicon (as some of us non-Rubicon owners sometimes become). As a parent, it's important to diffuse his misguided angst and turn it into something positive.... I would suggest you help him build up his Jeep to show continued support and involvement. Surprise him and buy him a heavy duty differential cover for $65.... It will go a long way. Most of all, keep him interested and enjoy the time you share.....
|05-02-2008 01:18 PM|
Especially the middle child! He's already been caught wailing on my previous car.
|05-02-2008 02:25 AM|
took my road test in a manual cj-7
my mom would flip if she saw the pics of when I took her jeep off-roading after prom haha
|04-30-2008 08:59 AM|
|04-30-2008 08:33 AM|
|fallenmotoangel||i remeber when i go my first jeep at 16. my mom went out 2 weeks later and got the same one too. altho mine was a soft top and hers was the hard. lol i rember she always would leave a note on my windshield wipers and/ or in the door jam. saying something like "u missed a spot" (right after i washed it( which by the way was and is a all day thing)). but all in all i know it was her way of saying i love u...|
|04-28-2008 12:10 AM|
LOL RichP, I think my hubby is starting to get jeep envy. He has a one ton chevy duramax, it's a beast. (funny because that was always my dream machine except for driving about town, dually, fits nowhere, and he is the primary driver due to work)
Anyhoo, kid and I were looking through a jeep mag and they showed a diesel jeep pick-up. It is really cool, but not on the market. Hubby said if we are finally moved out of here and out to the farm that he'd love to trade the truck in for one should they ever hit the market. Oh yeah, I am all for that....my horse trailer isn't too big, it would pull it just fine. Course I'd have to steal it from him, make him trade me. A diesel truck and jeep in one package....big drool.
|04-27-2008 12:56 PM|
|richp||I never realized that my wife had jeep envy, I had my XJ and my TJ, son his TJ, daughter her TJ and wife had her oldsmobile. Kids had learning permits, they did not want to be caught dead in the mom mobile which meant they would only drive it at nite and I had to use one of the jeeps to teach them, it got her nose out of joint but she hid it really well for 2 years. Now she has her fire engine red ZJ and I've noticed the Quadratec catalog does not end up under the good housekeeping magazine on the back of the toilet anymore Then the other day she mentioned one of her front tow hooks was bent and the rear gas tank skid has some scratches on it. I was shocked, you have to get down low on all fours to see that. Luckily the quadratec catalog does not have alot of ZJ stuff in it and I hope she does not find out they have a catalog just for them, mod money is kind of tight and I don't need any competition for funds..|
|04-27-2008 12:15 PM|
|sgnellett||Just remind him, you brought him into this world, you can take him out of it too! Make another one, look just like ya!|
|04-27-2008 11:52 AM|
|jjseel||Join a club, and go for a ride, or go to a Jamboree together! A great way to spend a weekend!|
|04-27-2008 11:49 AM|
|debruins||nice, i love making fun of my moms car, but she doesnt seem to care, i guess she doesnt have the jeep thing :-(|
|04-27-2008 11:29 AM|
Mother Son Rivalry
The title is a more polite version of what we all call a p%ssing contest. LOL!
My kid has a nice 99 inline 6, I just got the rubicon. Years ago, hubby said you'd look good in a jeep. (not sure the deal on how one looks in a vehicle works, must be a guy thing) I always preferred more rugged vehicles, big and tough (like my guys bad joke, I know)
Long story short, I thought, nah, I'll get a truck and beef it up, then kid got his jeep, I loved it. Kid got us looking at them.
Longer story short, my husband is not a gear head....did some monster learning curves on our four wheelers-once you start modifying it gets costly. Make one mod, it relates to something else which you then must mod and so on and so on. If you don't have money and/or awesome mechanical knowledge it becomes a nightmare....so I just went with the rubicon.
My kid's jeep is pretty much stock too...which starts the contest....the endless little digs on each other. LOL! He had me busting last week when I caught him with the measuring tapeand my jeep. He needs to figure out what kind of lift, shocks and tires he's going to upgrade to.
I have a great time having something in common (finally) with my 19 year old son. There have been several times where I am so tempted to just hop the grass median and skip the ramp, or cut through a field, but with no one to witness I might do something nutty it doesn't seem to be worth the risk of the freakin huge ticket and fees to repair ''land damage'' He knew what I meant, we had a good chuckle.
Now usually we have fun with the little digs at each other but the other day he took it to the those are fighting words level. He put me in the yuppy poser catagory! We live on the outskirts of yuppyville so I took this particulary hard. I had to remind him that I do not own one pair of capri's, much less have the little sandals and painted toenails to go with them. He took it back. I guess he won that round as he knew a comment like that would me.
He has awesome technical driving skills, we've all seen him take quads over and through some stuff that would send most to the hospital or reaching for butt wipes so our contest will never really get to that level as he'd kick my butt.