Current mood: irritated
Please be advised that I have officially had to pull out the “evil stepmother” side of myself today. Every time Princess comes home from certain friends’ houses, she acts like a pure shit.
So I had to lay the smack down. She’s hiding in the basement because she KNOWS better than to come around me right now!!!
I am sick and tired of kids being soooo used to getting every fucking thing they want and THEN expecting MORE or not APPRECIATING what they have.
Just a little insight into what happened – I *told* her last week that I did not want her leaving her electronic toys, art supplies, or anything laying around in the living room, that I couldn’t be responsible if anything happened to them. Plus, they were clutter, and I’m trying to eliminate clutter. I’m sick of having to gather up bits and pieces of her Nintendo and other devices, and prying them out of Lola’s hands. I’m tired of Lola wanting to play with her stuff and being brokenhearted because she’s not allowed to. I have told her several times to stop doing this. So, she left her DS laying on the TV with all her games, when she left to go to this friends’ house, rather than taking it up to her room right then. So, Daddy took it and put it away. I don’t even know where it IS! So after she realized it was gone and went looking all over for it, I asked her if she remembered what I had asked her to do, last week. And did she remember laying her DS on top of my TV with all the games? Well, Daddy decided to confiscate — you will have to talk to him to get it back. She starts her pouty crap — I called Daddy to find out if he would be home on time and be available to talk to Princess about the DS. He said yes. But she would have to wait. So she got mad and went downstairs. I heard things being thrown, I walked down and caught her in the act of her tantrum. I informed her that she probably would have gotten her DS back today, but since she is acting like a shit, she probably will not.
I also reminded her that it was HER laziness and not living up to our signed contract that has lost her the laptop for the past month. HER laziness that caused the DS to be put away. I also told her that if she didn’t stop acting disrespectful and unappreciative of what she DOES have, then I would put a stop to her going over to certain friends’ and relatives’ homes, because she always acts worse when she hangs out with them. Like she thinks she can pull the same stuff here.
I reminded her that the laptop and the DS weren’t the only high-priced electronic devices we have bought for her recently, and she’s sitting down there pouting like she has NOTHING to do. She has a TV, VCR, DVD player, CD player, a damned IPod, several books she wanted at Christmas that costed $20 each that I haven’t seen her crack open since she got them.
Earlier today, when she was getting dressed for the day, Lola wanted to go upstairs to be with her, because she was just so happy to see her sissy since she’d been gone for 2 1/2 days. She went into Princess’s room, and was getting out BEANIE BABIES and Princess was having a fit, not wanting her to TOUCH them. They are $6 Beanies, none of which are collectible because they have been abused and used as toys by her.
I don’t let Lola touch any of her expensive toys, but I DO expect her to be somewhat flexible on stuffies or whatever. Especially since we share all of our things with her. I bend over backwards to do everything nice I can do for her. If Lola had a really cute stuffed animal or other thing, and she HAS had a few that Princess was interested in, I would not tell her no if she wanted to look at them, hold them, or whatever. And especially since those stuffed animals that Lola wanted to look at aren’t her favorites, she hardly ever looks at them. She is just being selfish. And even if she is worried that Lola would harm them, I was right there and wouldn’t have let anything like that happen. Lola is only 22 months old, she’s just starting to understand “No” and “Mine”, I don’t want her learning to be selfish, I want her to see generosity and mimic THAT.
Anyway, I’m not putting up with pouty, unappreciative bullshit.
I mean, today, all I asked her to do was hang out with her sister, rather than doing any of the hard cleaning housework I’ve been doing. But I just let her lay on the couch and watch TV with her sister. Not even really babysitting because I’m right here.
Bratty behavior stops NOW. Or else someone is going to be in a bad way.