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Old 02-03-2011, 05:56 PM   #1
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Yesterday, after SWMBO, her daughter (19) and I looked out the windows (those that we could see out of!) at the results of the blizzard, SWMBO and I headed outside and started digging out our driveway, during which time, her daughter stayed in. Three-and-a-half hours later, as we limped back into the house, I looked for her daughter. It seems that as soon as we went outside, she decided to LAY DOWN ON THE COUCH AND GO BACK TO SLEEP.
Fast forward to this morning, and she's pestering the crap out of me for a ride to her b/f's house. The following conversation took place:
Her-"Will you please drive me over there now? I haven't seen him in three days!"
Me-"No. I'm making one run today, and you'll have to wait. You're lucky that I'm giving you a ride at all, after yesterday."
"Why??? What did I do?"
"Nothing. THAT'S the problem!"
"Huh? What do you mean?"
I went into the whole thing about her going back to sleep while her mother and I busted our asses off, and as a result, could barely move last night.
"I wasn't going out there yesterday! I hate the snow!"
I then explained, remaining as calm as I could, that her mother (In her early 40's) has a bad back and is facing major surgery, and I (50 on my next b-day) with a bad knee, shoulder AND back, were out there, and there was no reason that she couldn't be out there helping. I then told her that we do all sorts of things for her, including going out of our way to give them rides (neither of them drive), and this is how she thanks us? I told her that I'm done, she does NOTHING to help around the house, and that from now on she only gets rides from me when it's on my way.
Her reaction?..."You're mean! That's terrible! That's SO not fair!!!"

Now she's laying on the couch, pouting and texting her b/f. I'm here, laughing at her.
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Old 02-03-2011, 05:58 PM   #2
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Hopefully, SWMBO supports your position.



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Old 02-03-2011, 05:59 PM   #3
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You cruel bastard!
seems like we need to go to extremes to get thru to these kids... I actually started shoveling the snow on top of my daughters car... till she got the clue and now helps clear the driveway, not just her car.

 
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Old 02-03-2011, 06:01 PM   #4
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that'll happen. if it's any consolation, my daughters didn't help either. but they're 3 and 1. lol

 
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Old 02-03-2011, 06:01 PM   #5
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She's frickin 19? Get a job!!
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Old 02-03-2011, 06:01 PM   #6
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I most definitely concur! After raising FOUR daughters...you are 100% spot-on!

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Old 02-03-2011, 06:02 PM   #7
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I dont have kids as of yet, but I am thankful my parents had a "tough love" approach as well in parenting me.

"Dont want to eat dinner? Then dont eat at all."

"Dont feel like doing chores? Dont leave the house until you do" (This was of course before cell phones and computers)
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Old 02-03-2011, 06:02 PM   #8
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... I actually started shoveling the snow on top of my daughters car... till she got the clue and now helps clear the driveway, not just her car.
Love it. I will be taking this page out of your book when the time comes
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Old 02-03-2011, 06:05 PM   #9
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Her-"Will you please drive me over there now? I haven't seen him in three days!"

You-"I'm not going out there today! I hate driving in the snow!"
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Old 02-03-2011, 06:09 PM   #10
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That's how it would go at my house. Fortunately I've always been that way with them so even my youngest @ 10yrs knows she helps out or gets nothing.

 
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