Don't you just love the 'it's all about me' moments?
I asked DD (15) whether she thought DS (17) would like us to get him helium number balloons to mark his birthday as she's quite a good judge of that sort of thing. Then she asks 'what are we doing on his birthday?' & I said we might go out or I might cook his favourite meal at home. This is where the conversation takes a turn for the worse...
Apparently if we go out for a birthday meal that's not what DD wants: "oh no... can't we stay in because I've been out for SO many meals recently I haven't got room for any more food' ... as she scoffs a waffle
DD then asked what he's getting for his birthday. This is where I make mistake no. 2... by telling her we might buy him a particular model of Bluetooth speaker... which she then tells me she wants for her birthday in about 2 month's time.
Apparently if he gets the model she wants that's SO UNFAIR that he gets "the exact same one" that she asked for before she does. SO UNFAIR
And of course I haven't learned my lesson - I should just walk away at this stage as she's obviously got a total cob on - but I suggest that it's not exactly 'unfair' that he gets the speaker before she does, anyway he might even want a different one, plus I've only just found out she wants the same one I've been looking at... (yes, yes, I know I should have shut up well before this point... ) but I can see it might be a bit annoying/frustrating.
"I'M NOT EXACTLY IN THE MOOD TO TALK ABOUT IT ACTUALLY".
DS as I get in from the little ones’ school run today: ‘Hi mum, good timing, I made you a cup of tea.’ Immediately followed by baiting his 4 yr old brother so badly he’s in tears, calling his little sister fat (amongst other things) and teasing the dogs. Cue outraged flounce that I’m such a ‘grumpy old cow when he’s even made me tea!’
DS comes home to visit for 5 days from the Army (first visit in 6 weeks). It's his birthday so we're drinking Prosecco.. Been in the house for an hour. Teen DD keeps shouting that she NEEDS me to help her, answer a question, do this, do that, answer another question... it's all pathetic sibling rivalry crap. Can't stand the return of attention rival.