thescrappyhomeschooler Posted August 1, 2012 Share Posted August 1, 2012 (edited) I woke up this morning with a raging stiff neck, so I'm a little out of sorts today, so just indulge me. :D I think my best friend "over-parents" her daughter. My friend is . . . well, to put it nicely . . . a high strung control freak. She micromanages everything her 13 yr. old daughter does. I love them both, but right now I'm ready to strangle one or both of them. The 13 yr. old is my god daughter, and she is staying with us this week. I also have a 15 yr. old German girl here, my 8 yr. old niece (who is in love with the German girl, so is staying all week instead of her normal 2 days), my two kids, and the babies I watch. It's a lot to handle. My god daughter doesn't do ANYTHING of her own accord. Yesterday, I took all of the above mentioned kids to the zoo by myself. They all helped me with the babies without my really asking, except for my god daughter. She just stood around like a lump while another one of the kids stepped in. Today, I managed to have the chiropractor squeeze me in this evening after the babies went home. Before we left the house, I said to my boys, in god daughter's presence, "We are leaving in 5 minutes. Go to the bathroom and get your shoes on." When 5 minutes was up, I said, "Okay, everybody, get in the car." She looked around and then raced to get her shoes on and run upstairs to get her book. Everyone else was ready to go, but I hadn't specifically told her to get ready. Then, I took them out to dinner after the chiropractor, and at one point, I said, "I have to go to the bathroom. Anyone want to come with me?" She said yes. When we got in there, I heard her pe3ing, and it sounded like Niagara Falls. She must have had to go for quite a while, but she never said anything. UGH! I know I'm extra crabby right now, but I don't need another baby to take care of. She has always been this way, but now it's starting to really get on my nerves. She has come on scrapbooking weekends with her mother and me, and I witness how every. little. thing. she does is initiated and controlled by her mother. We've been friends for 25 years, so I know that saying anything to her will only upset her and won't really change anything, so I keep quiet. It just drives me nuts. Edited August 1, 2012 by thescrappyhomeschooler got the number of years wrong the first time Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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