How do you detach? From any kid? When easy child comes home and goes out with his friends he always would walk home, or if I was up (because work hours) he would sometimes call for me to pick him up when he went out. Now that he has a girlfriend, I see his car home in the mornings. Tonight (i am working) just noticed he sent me a text msg. asking how late i would be up. Must not know I had to work. Next I had a missed call at 2:50am. So..I know he was drinking and needed a ride. Seeing that he has a girlfriend now, he doesn't walk home anymore. He always tells me one of them didn't drink. I sure hope he didn't drive. I am having panic attacks now praying he didn't drive and he is safe. I KNOW he needs to be responsible and HE needs to make the right decisions. on the other hand - When I am up, I don'thave a problem picking him up.