Library Chronicles - Same plot different book
HAH, HOHO. I knew just knew that this week leading up to Christmas would not go drama-free. And I fully expect SOME kind of drama Christmas Morning/Day.
But I digress.
When I got home last night, DH was in bed. This man is a tank, so its extremely unusual. His job as a mechanic really rips him up daily. He told me that Sd15 called him asking for a ride back to Toxic Trolls apartment (its her week) from the library near her high school a few towns over, and he told me she had gotten a ride there from her sisters boyfriend...but no ride back. He said he couldnt and to his credit he didnt call me. He knows Im disengaged and knows what that means.
So, because SD22 Feral Forger didnt do the Library pick up, Dad didnt pick up or ask Clove to pick up, and Toxic Troll was working and it was 5:00 pm and raining, she called DH's friend Nice Lady who lives up the street, and who has provided rides in the past. She basically went over Dh's head to ask HIS friend (a really nice lady).
I understand that she felt a bit desperate. But once again someone is swooping in to rescue her from a bad situation she put herself into. So no repercussions (shes become expert at avoiding repercussions, like her sister) and she will continue putting herself into bad situations that she will need rescuing from. And Nice Lady has to pick up these pieces. To his credit again, he said he gave SD15 a piece of his mind and told Nice Lady that was a no-no.
Shes of course testing boundaries and limits - like someone here had described these teens are like Veloceraptors testing the electric fence for 1holes. So I get it. Its normal and natural. This is SUPPOSED to happen. In "normal families" this happens and there are repercussinos, kids are told "no", and they argue and thet are told "no and thats the end of things". But in this Upside Downworld of Blended stepfamilies, these Children of Divorce are told "no", they dont like this, so they activate the bio parents against each other. If the stepparent/SO tells the COD "no" they activate the bio parents and entire family against them. And no repercussions.
I say this because my ears are always filled with SD15's lamentations against her sister. She took a shoe to her sisters hand. Shes always telling me how badly her sister treates her. So on what planet was it logical to have her sister and boyfriend drop her off at the library a few towns over from where we live (where she goes to high school)??????
Also, what isnt adding up, is this kids on winter break - what is the need to go to the library? (hint: something to do with school and grades? I wouldnt know because I dont have access and dont care. second hint: her friends are her life...)
So - questionsa abound. But its just another page out of the same plotline. Kids allowed to run amok without repercussions.
I didnt discuss any of this with husband because not my circus. And I dont really care.