While rumors have swirled around Billy Ray Cyrus‘ retirement from parenting for years now, this past weekend’s incident confirms that it’s true. The former father let Noah Cyrus drive his car while he hung out in the passenger seat. Which is a problem because she’s 13. As you may or may definitely know, 13-year-olds are not allowed to drive cars. Even if their older sisters are famous pop stars who demonstrate a clear lack of understanding about construction site safety.
Billy Ray hasn’t released a statement yet defending his parenting decision, but we’re sure it will be along the lines of, “After Miley and myself and my hair, Noah is my best friend. And if she thought what she was doing was dangerous, she never would’ve invited me to ride along. So stop villainizing my daughter and accept the fact that she’s a woman now.”
After all Billy Ray Cyrus isn’t really into this whole parenting thing. Partially because it makes him feel old and partially because he can never remember the rules. Are kids supposed to drink alcohol after their nap time or before? Is 12 too young to live alone? School’s optional after third grade, right? Also, does it make me a bad dad if I openly love one child a whole more than the other? Like A WHOLE LOT MORE? Am I the only guy out there who wishes my kids would call me by first name in public? Oh, one more thing. Is it true I have an older son named Trace? If so, who is he? What’s he like? Would I like him? Ugh, so many questions. I need to have Noah take me for a drive while sort all this out.
(Photo: Miguel Aguilar, PacificCoastNews)