Not cut out for raising a skidult
I think raising Little Idiot (SD19.5) has been the most challenging thing I have ever done. I say "raising" because even though she is over the age of 19, she still has a looooong way to go before she is an actual adult.
Tonight she has a pity party for herself because unlike in the past, she now has to spend her work money on bills: gas, car insurance, and paying us back for the money that we spent having your car shipped up here and putting new tires on it. Her student loan was denied because she is already getting the maximums amount of financial aid so BI had her apply for a 6-month no interest credit card to pay us back, getting our name off her $900 debt. She will have no trouble paying it back though because she will get a FAFSA refund that will cover it in about a month and a half.
She is LUCKY to have all her college paid for, including books but still decided to have a pity party because she is "broke" after working 20hrs at minimum wage and having to pay for a few bills. Boo-freakin-hoo. We told her welcome to adulthood. Be glad she doesn't have to worry about student loans and has a roof over her head and food while she gets an associates degree. She will have some money left over each month for "fun" and with all these refunds, she will be fine.
Ugh I'm so sick of her thinking buying expensive shoes and clothes when you're working as a hostess part-time is normal. Oh and she got her first grade today in her sociology class: a 70% on a paper about "the origin of her first name". We are off to a good start here. In other news, in her remedial math class they are studying addition and subtraction and she got a 100% on her first quiz. Let's throw a parade. Seriously? Addition and subtraction in college???
The only positive thing is that I'm glad BI is putting the debt in her name (despite the pouting) and is coming down hard on her. She said she was "depressed" during the pity party. We told her to go see a Dr. then. Oh and I told her she's going to school full time in the summer (if possible). She wasn't happy because she might have to fork over a couple hundred in books instead of buying another pair of overpriced chunky fugly shoes. Oh well. Life is hard when you have to "adult"
I'm not sure how she will handle all the fun of paying rent on her own while working full time after her associates but then, not my problem. She will be 21 and time to gtfo.