I know I'm not the only one- can I have a whinge about pre-teen, please

(7 Posts)
AdoraBell Thu 28-Mar-13 00:45:29

So, señorita Stroppy is in fine form this eveninggrin

No one has had dinner, and no one is going to either, because I'm on strike. It's not so much what she says as the way she says it, sound familiar?

Of course she pushes every boundary to snapping point, today's is the number of kids I can safely bring in the car. Naturally, she won't wait until I'm not otherwise engaged, like asking her to get something from the fridge while I'm putting the chicken in the pan, to start telling me what I will be doing for tomorrow's sleepover. Now, I know at this point you're thinking cancel the sleepover, but I have a cunning planwink.

They have a long ish weekend, here there's only Friday as holiday for Easter, so mates over to sleep tomorrow then on Friday her boyfriend is coming over and we're all going to the movies then taking him home. Then we have the weekend, and I am not going to cook for her because of the way she screamed, and I mean full on screeching and arm waving, that I never told her to get any fucking thing. Then she'll need packed lunches next week. Then she'll expect another sleepover, and pocket money. Then she's going to have to come up with a valid reason for me to put up with her screaming at me. Because I've had enough.

I gave the half cooked chicken to the dogs, because they appreciate what I do for them.

Notmyidea Thu 28-Mar-13 13:00:36

whinge away! I think we've all been there.

AdoraBell Thu 28-Mar-13 18:18:36

Thank you, and yep I'm sure every parent has been there, got the T-shirt

Euphemia Sun 31-Mar-13 23:18:31

Took DD (10.8) swimming today at 3pm. At 3.40pm she asked if I would buy her a pair of running shorts for a school competition two weeks on Wednesday.

Sure, says I, we can get them when we're out shopping tomorrow. But no, Little Madam wanted them today. hmm I explained calmly that the shops would be closed by the time we got anywhere, but she swam off looking daggers at me!

This is the girl I am taking shopping tomorrow and Tuesday, with the promise of lots of new clothes because she's taken a stretch recently.

But no, I get the full-on huff treatment. Totally ruined our nice swim.

I hate this age!!!

AdoraBell Mon 01-Apr-13 03:42:34

And Señorita Stroppy is back again this evening grits teeth she and her twin sister, who is far from perfect herself, are the most hard done by DCs the world has ever seen, natch. I can't count the number of times in the last two days she's asked me if we can go shopping because "I don't have many long trousers mumsad" we're in the southern hemisphere, so going into autumn, and it's really getting quite cold now hmm. I mean, today it was a low as 27C, and she's panicking about not having long trousers. OH is back tomorrow from a trip, and I bet they'll be all sweetness and light for himangry

Sorry your swimming was ruined.

Euphemia Mon 01-Apr-13 08:38:28

Oh yes, the Best Behaviour for Daddy syndrome! angry

AdoraBell Wed 03-Apr-13 02:32:40

Yep, mine have that syndrome big timeangry

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