Mother-Daughter Bonding

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It’s nice that moms and their daughters can be BFFs, except you aren’t supposed to be until your daughters are real adult type people.

Usually, teen parties involving alcohol or drugs happen when the parents are away. There are “fun” moms, some I have know personally, who feel that having a small party at their house keeps teenagers from driving under the influence.

Mariel Weinand, 18, threw a shindig in her Naples, Florida home, and when the cops showed up to squelch the party, guests ran inside and cut the lights. Two girls allegedly held Mariel up, as in Weekend At Mariel’s, while she gave her mom’s cell phone number to the police.

When reached by the authorities Carolyn Weinand, mugshot (ABC7) above, stated she had no idea there was a party goin’ on since she was out of town. She gave officers her blessing to break up the party. Police found people hiding in different rooms and closets, and SURPRISE!-Carolyn hiding in the bedroom, where she changed her tune to “safe party.”

According to newser.com, she denies buying the alcohol, but she’s charged with 26 counts of selling, giving, or serving alcoholic beverages to persons under the age of 21.

Since mom and daughter are both charged with one count of having an open house party, they might want to consider a nice trip to the mall next time instead.

And Then There’s This

Being a wee bit Irish, we celebrate a quiet St. Patrick’s Day with a close group of friends. There are no big, green plastic sunglasses or oversize leprechaun hats, just a lovely dinner and several toasts to health and happiness. Nevertheless, in true Buffer Zone style, we usually end up whining about a relative of ours, or commenting on someone else’s crazy relative.

Until this inspiring video caught our eye, and we are just going to shut the heck up.

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long healthy lives. According to their website, http://www.stbaldricks.org 175,00 children worldwide are diagnosed with cancer each year. Volunteers collect monetary pledges for carefully selected research grants, then have their head shaved at one of the St.Baldrick’s events.

This video was from the the Space Coast of Florida’s St. Baldrick’s Day event that was held a few days ago. It truly captures the love and support of the children’s families and friends, as well as the whole community, as they stand “proudly bald” beside them.

“2014 was an incredible year for St. Baldrick’s on the Space Coast! In only our Third Year we grew our event to shave just over 400 heads and raised over $300,000 to fund lifesaving Pediatric Cancer Research Grants. We also became the “10th” Largest Event in North America in Total Dollars Raised out of over 1,300 events. This is truly amazing and a true testament to Brevard County’s commitment to finding an end to Childhood Cancer!”

Included in the 400+ shaved heads were children, the youngest just 5 years old, and almost 70 women. Being bald seems wee bit more important than a green beer.

Now This Is The Most Evil Mother-In-Law Ever!

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Think you have the worst mother-in-law ever?

Does she criticize your weight, your housekeeping, or your child rearing philosophy? Well, yours has nothing on Angela Costarakis’ MIL, 70 year old Diana Reaves Costarakis of Middleburg, FL.

According to an AP article and police report from Jacksonville, FL Sheriff’s Office, Costarakis offered an undercover officer $5000 to kill her daughter-in-law. She met the officer at Home Depot on Wednesday, I guess thinking he could pick up whatever tools he would need while he was there, and told him that if he didn’t kill her, she would.

After being arrested, Costarakis told police that her daughter-in-law was a drunk, a bad mother, and was leaving her son and taking her 6 year old granddaughter to Denver.

Angela Costarakis, seemingly bewildered, told WJXT that her MIL’s statement wasn’t true, and that “I am beyond sad and it breaks my heart because it messes up the family.”  Angela added “I have compassion. I don’t want to see anyone spend the rest of their life in jail. However, I’m still dealing with it. I just found out. I have not wrapped my head around it.”

Angela, I agree that’s a pretty messed up family, and personally feel like you are being way too generous. On the bright side, you won’t have to listen to your mother-in-law make sarcastic comments about your lumpy turkey gravy on Thanksgiving, because she is being held without bail in the Duval County Jail.