Why do BioParents think it's okay for THEM to get frustrated with their brats but don't want anyone else to?? After over a week of this smug, smart-mouthed, rude, moody, lazy, nasty PseudoSS8 walking around my house, I can't wait for him to go home this evening! Even doting catering DH is growing weary of him as evidenced by his frustration yesterday. He said he wants to smack him in his mouth for always trying to talk back. Of course I point out to DH that in 4 years I've never seen him seriously punish this brat in any way. A few weak fussings and a time out that he lets him break so it's no wonder that now that he's older, he feels comfortable talking back. (He does not talk back to me. He listens to me because I tell him directly that I will bust his butt and he believes me).
Anyway, DH can acknowledge being frustrated with him, but then if *I* say something similar or even agree with him, he immediately gets defensive! I'm the one who freaking keeps this kid while he works. He worked a lot less this time b/c I put my foot down but why does he think HE can be upset with him but the lowly StepMom is supposed to be just fine with him or not say anything about being tired of him. I asked him simply what time are we taking him home today. My family is visiting from 4hrs away & everything we've done, we've had this kid in tow. Running his mouth in our adult discussions, trying to monopolize DH so much that he could barely ever pay attention to anything we were talking about. So I wanted to know when he's going home so I can see if I can arrange just one thing with them, without him before they go home tonight. We have to drive 2.5hrs to meet the BM-Biatch so just trying to plan. DH gets all pissy & 'Don't worry he'll be out of your hair soon!". Well hell yes he is and thank goodness for that. But exactly when can I look forward to this is all I want to know. Lol
He acts like it's wrong for ME to ever be tired of this kid. Anyone else go through this?