still waiting's picture

Ways to Get Rid of Your Step Kids

A lot of step parents (and parents in general) have problems getting their kids to leave the nest or have problems with their teenage step kids and want them gone. I feel like my life is on hold waiting for my boyfriend’s sons to finally leave home so we can move in together.

Since a lot of us are in the same boat, I put together some suggestions on how to get rid of annoying step kids: Laughing out loud

- If your adult skids keep saying they can’t find a job, make sure they know there are plenty of job opportunities in Alaska and North Dakota.

- Advocate the advantages of going to boarding school. They can learn to be independent and it’s like Hogwarts!

- Encourage your skids to be foreign exchange students! You can even replace them for the year with interesting non-skids from other countries.

- Make your house all vegan. No meat or animal products are allowed to be consumed/worn.

- Encourage them to be all that they can be in the military and let them know that being stationed overseas is such a wonderful opportunity to travel.

- Tell them joining the Peace Corps looks good on their resume.

- Running off and joining the circus can be fun!

Any other ideas?


Auteur's picture

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Eye-wink

The only thing these biodads should feel guilty about is the fact that they didn't wear a condom.

frustratedstepdad's picture

When you have sex, be as LOUD

When you have sex, be as LOUD as possible.

Four stepdaughters. Sweet baby Jesus help me.....

madrasta's picture

LOL!

LOL!

alwaysanxious's picture

HA!!!

HA!!!

"There's no need to interact with me. I'm just here to observe."

I do my own thing because I have, check this out, a life." -tskarbow

Shaman29's picture

Love it....so will DH!

Love it....so will DH!

"I've come here to kick ass and chew bubble gum...and I'm all out of bubble gum."

-Roddy Piper

Stepmommy06's picture

Is this a joke?

Is this a joke?

madrasta's picture

Please lighten up! Of course

Please lighten up! Of course it is a joke. If we can instill a little humor into a situation that we are having a hard time with it makes it easier to deal with.

planningMyEscape's picture

Is your question a joke?

Is your question a joke? Seriously, lighten up.

I for one, appreciate all the ideas posted. LOL. Smiling

frustratedstepdad's picture

Actually, once they're

Actually, once they're adults...it's no longer a joke. Plenty of adult skids living up under mommy and daddy's wing....

Four stepdaughters. Sweet baby Jesus help me.....

alwaysanxious's picture

Adults skids living at home

Adults skids living at home is no laughing matter. Laughing out loud

"There's no need to interact with me. I'm just here to observe."

I do my own thing because I have, check this out, a life." -tskarbow

Jsmom's picture

I found that just no longer

I found that just no longer taking her crap had a trickle down effect, leading to her out of my house....

Auteur's picture

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Eye-wink

The only thing these biodads should feel guilty about is the fact that they didn't wear a condom.

hbell0428's picture

I always joke about her 18th

I always joke about her 18th b-day present......a u-haul full of boxes....she laughes........she thinks I am joking!! Evil

“My mother's menu consisted of two choices: Take it or leave it.” - Buddy Hackett

Shaman29's picture

DH's kid constantly brings up

DH's kid constantly brings up her graduation present, meaning she wants DH to finance a fabulous trip for her. The last time she brought it up I laughed and laughed until she dropped the subject.

"I've come here to kick ass and chew bubble gum...and I'm all out of bubble gum."

-Roddy Piper

helena_brass's picture

How about going Amish?

How about going Amish?

Kes's picture

I watched a TV programme

I watched a TV programme about the Amish recently - they were playing host to some English kids visiting. Apart from the rampant religion - their way of life really appealed to me. Do they take in middle-aged English SM refugees?

Veteran disengaged SM of 12 years.

helena_brass's picture

They might, but you could

They might, but you could never use StepTalk again!

beyond pissed-off's picture

Kes - I thought I was the

Kes - I thought I was the only one! Their way of life seems so peaceful and productive and respectful. It really appeals to me - especially with all the stress in my life right now. Physically hard work and no conveniences - but in an atmosphere where people were actually nice to me - sounds like the most wonderful thing on earth!

Unfortunately I am agnostic so that would be a rather BIG stumbling block but maybe I could find a way to work around it? If you ever figure out that part let me know. Maybe they can start a program for us "refugees" - if only for a few weeks of peace here and there!

bi's picture

you can come spend a few days

you can come spend a few days with me. i live right in amish country. for real. we have a lot of amish neighbors and a delicious bakery a few miles away where the amish sell food they make right there in their own home based bakery. you can go buy some goodies and ask for a tour!

"I don't hold grudges. I remember facts."

Shaman29's picture

Actually....DH's kid was in

Actually....DH's kid was in the running to be a foreign exchange student but Uberskank talked her out of it. She would have lost her live in housekeeper/babysitter for 11 months.

***Charge them rent if they express an interest to live with you after HS graduation. Explain regardless of the rent, they still have to follow house rules and pitch in everyday on dishes and upkeep.

Trust me....this was my parents rule and I was out of the house within a month. Eye-wink

"I've come here to kick ass and chew bubble gum...and I'm all out of bubble gum."

-Roddy Piper

mamamomo's picture

LOL I checked out boarding

LOL I checked out boarding schools a few months ago

Agged and Fragged's picture

Charge rent comparable to

Charge rent comparable to renting a room in your community. This should include separate bills for all utilities (including cable). Make them provide their own food (even if that requires them to go on food stamps) and they cook said food, ditto laundry. Also, bathroom access and laundry times need to be scheduled in advance. Their room will be subject to weekly inspections and needs to be maintained in a clean and orderly fashion (they actually do this in the military). They will be expected to participate in chores in the common areas, overnight guests are NOT permitted under any circumstances and set a permanent curfew (why should other people be awakened by them stumbling around at 3:30 a.m.?)

The more pleasant the living situation is, the longer adult children will milk it.

beyond pissed-off's picture

Get rid of all the

Get rid of all the televisions and put a Faraday Cage around the house so that no internet or cell phone signals can get through - total non-tech zone. They'll be gone faster than they can say "OMG - I can't text my BFF - WTF!!!" Evil Smiling

duct_tape's picture

If you're waiting for them to

If you're waiting for them to move out so that you and bf can move in together...then you should be working on the bf. Send him pics of what you will be wearing Eye-wink and describe what you will be doing to him once you both feel free to get raw. Evil He'll get 'em gone. He just needs a little poke and prod.

“The level of cooperation parents get from their children is usually equal to the level of connection children feel with their parents.”
- Pam Leo

Just US's picture

LOL...We moved cross country

LOL...We moved cross country once and I accidentally forgot to give my husband's kids the correct address and state. Whoops...it took his ex-wife a couple months to local us. Smiling

Just US's picture

My husband's children are now

My husband's children are now in their 30's but now they show up with step-grandbrats. It's a nasty cycle you get rid of step-brats they come back with their own kids and they want you to care about them too. It's easier now as my husband's ex-wife was called home to heaven several years ago.

djc6666's picture

I WANT THEM GONE A.S.A.P. I

I WANT THEM GONE A.S.A.P.
I have 2 stepson's at home, both work!, non of them can manage money!, 1 who's 21 is on a debt management plan with a company who's supposing to be helping him?.
The other who is 18 who is financing a scooter for leisure/transport, throws money away like water going down the drain.
They treat this house like a hotel - clothes washed (every day) each, food prepared or a phone call to ask what they would like & to tidy up after because they pay board (as they keep reminding us) when they get pulled up about something.
My wife bends over backwards for them, she's cleaning out there room as I write this, so it's tidy when they come home.
This is my house, they don't respect it, they break it I have to fix it, they get ratty or moan about what they've done at work, we have to put up with the attitude they come home with.
BUT - not anymore, I've had enough, they start tonight and they are out and the wife will follow if she starts as well.
I have a 8 year old daughter living in this house as well & she's listening to all what goes off, not nice for her.
Thanks for reading my ranting.

DJC

Gofersatchmo's picture

I have the same thing here

I have the same thing here except I don't get a dime!!!

dledden's picture

my biggest fear in this LIFE

my biggest fear in this LIFE is that my skid, who happens to be high functioning autistic, will NEVER get the eff out.....course I worry that about my 2 bios too! I don't discriminate, i want EVERYONE gone when they are adults Smiling

If GOD wanted me to LOVE my SKID, he'd have made me his BIO MOMMA!!!

LikeAYoYo's picture

Hey all, ok, first a little

Hey all, ok, first a little background... so I am a dreaded step-child aka SKID (lol...who came up with that...bc we 'put the skids on all parents-step), lol...ok. So myself, I'm very educated... graduate-level education from an IVY-league University and a multitude of difficult military courses, as well as 8 yrs active duty, including tours as a Ranger and Green Beret(special forces). Yes, I was deployed for more than half my career and no, I did not kill innocents. I also worked as a federal investigator for 2yrs before resigning and returning to the area I am from. I am an adult who did not meet my father until I was 23 (he introduced himself to me when I was a grad student) and have known him for about 10yrs now.

So over the years I had been away for periods and back, as I went away to serve my time in the service, went to school different places, worked for the govt in other capacities. But, when I would come back we would get together maybe once a week/once every two weeks to have some drinks, this continued as I would be in and out of town periodically, usually away for years.

Okay, so I never asked to be inserted into this guy's life (and, quite frankly, about 7-8yrs ago realized I wish I'd never met him). I have so much more due to my being independent and alpha-type than his current wife and adult children (who live with him), that they are all just truly insignificant little people. Just friggin simpletons. So this woman (his wife) suddenly accuses me of 'stalking her and her family'(I don't even know where most of them live), murdering people, changing all my personal data (bc apparently all federal employees can do that??? think she's nuts yet?), trying to 'steal her house' (how does one steal a house? Must be some secret-squirrel-super-ninja trick), stealing tens of thousands of dollars from her credit cards and bank accounts, dealing drugs....the list goes on

Did I mention I retired after 8yrs with full pension and benefits due to the fact I was in a catastrophic IED explosion? That's why I left the military. So, in fact, my retirement that I get for the rest of my life is more than his and that which she will receive when she retires(she's much younger than him (20yrs).....can we say GOLD-DIGGER) lol...

So up until a year ago, I could have hour-long very rational conversations with this woman... things were fine... then, there were a few small accusations...these came while I was actually halfway around the world or on the opposite coast (very far away, lol). So, they were deemed impossible??? Not quite: unknowingly, I was the scapegoat for alot of things people did. I was actually accused of assaulting a friend of hers when I was 2500 miles away from the scene....and hadn't seen her in years.... she told the cops 'IT MUST BE HIM!!'

Is this how it's done? illegitimate claims to crimes and unwarranted legal action because she's flipped...or is it something more? So over the past 6 months I have been the subject of numerous false police reports, slandered in every way possible, and just lied about in every way possible. I am receiving calls from local law enforcement every few weeks; is this how a step-parent rids themselves of a 'SKID'? I only ever saw my father periodically...and quite frankly, these ppl are all dirtbags, but he is my father and we used to have a good time together.

So is it the fact that I am so much more successful than her children? Is there jealousy? Is it the fact that one of my younger brothers (one of her sons)has the SAME NAME (I know, right, creepy-weird, huh?)? Are the details of my life opportune to falsely accuse me of these EXTREME claims? Did she give him an ultimatum: never see him or talk of him again or I'll leave you and take everything? I think they are all more than likely and it is the case. Hey, it takes all types in this world and some are just 'the other woman'....you know...'the other woman'

I will say this, though...to this day, I have never done a thing to disrespect his woman or wrong her, nor will I....I'm too good for that.

But is this behavior you hateful step-parents would stoop to, as well? It really disgusts me, but I would like some honesty, here. Her utter mendacity and animosity is quite impressive, to say the least. I am everything that you could hope a child would become... I'm (more than) self-sufficient, have always made more than enough money, educated, my service to my country fulfilled, I was set for life by the time I was 27yrs old...and he had nothing to do with my life(no, not even child support) until I was 23....and as I said, I wish he never stepped foot into it, because many of his family...uncles, cousins, other brothers, etc have bonded with me, don't get me wrong, I like them....but theyre all just below me, but then what makes me feel this way, in the end, is the evil stepmother. It's not their fault, but she's just so full of hate.

Tell me whatcha think, I appreciate honesty and will reply.

Later