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- January 4, 2007 at 6:17 am #250865Guest
I was tired of everyone looking through the fridge and
cabinets telling me what they wanted me to fix them for a meal. I finally
put my foot down. I told them from here on out, the only time they will
be ordering their meal is when we go to a restaurant! I told them I will
put their meal on a plate in front of them and that will be their meal.
My oldest daughter hates spaghetti so I do have an exception for a peanut
butter sandwich if they don’t like what is being fixed.
It was amazing how fast they all adapted to it. The
whining stopped, the nagging for something I would not give them…gone!
I wish I had thought of doing this sooner.
For their “I wants” I tell them to save their
money for it. I buy their needs and they get wants for special treats,
rewards for straight A;s; and for Birthdays and Christmas. Their
grandparents bought them so much stuff; we are out of room for it all. My
five year old got a tent that fits two or three people! It takes up
her entire bedroom! Mom bought my 2 year old a huge bus shaped tent and a
large rocking horse. They take up most of her room and she doesn’t even
play with the horse. I tried to get mom to take it back, but she said just
put it up if she doesn’t want it. I am an only child and I am not
having any more children, I don’t understand why she is saving it.
My oldest daughter is only 10. The horse cost at least $70! I try
so hard to teach my children to appreciate things, but their grandparents’
breeze in and give into it. My oldest even told me if I told her no, she
would just go to my mom. I have even had to stop allowing my oldest to
spend the night with my mom because she would totally blow me off and tell me “I
am the grandparent; I can do whatever I want. It is my house, my rules”Don’t get me wrong, I love my mother to death, she is
one of my best friends. It is just so frustrating sometimes. It
makes me want to write a piece titled “Grandparents of the 21st
Melissa in OK
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