Never say no to me, by Teen Queen
Friday pickup SDnow15 lets her monster self shine through. She starts being foul toward both me and ss13 for no reason whatsoever. As usual.
So I shut her down. Not having it. She keeps talking back. Of course. Don't care, not having it. DH supports me. Then she starts in with the red face crocodile tears. I said, "we're on to you, the tears don't affect us." Or words to that effect, don't remember exactly.
She responds, "All of this overwhelms me." Like she's the biggest victim in the world. Like being told "no" is the worst abuse a mean young lady can go through. Like her emitting therapy-speak is supposed to remind us to shrink ourselves back down to proper tiny minion size for her to kick around.
I responded to that, "Your behavior all the time overwhelms ME." It actually shut her up and made her hit the reverse button on the crocodile tears.
One of the things she said that got her in trouble in the first place was her snarking at me while I was interacting with ss13. She tried to intervene and take control of the interaction. At some point I told her "you're not the boss of him so just mind your own business." Again, words to that effect, can't remember exactly. A few moments went by peacefully when she shoots out into the calm, "You're not the boss, either." To me.
I rose up like a looming Disney villain and said, "Oh, yes, in my own home I most certainly am the boss." This is when it devolved into her tears and being "overwhelmed."
All of this on the evening before a big adventure planned for her for her birthday and including her ever-lovin' boyfriend. Planned by....oh, yeah, stupid stepmother. It was her 16th birthday, her mother already effed it up, I couldn't help myself. And I get treated like this. As usual.