Disengagement Reason #247
Been chatting with SD13 recently about sitting in the front seat of the car. She refuses to do it even for super short trips to the store. Her last excuse was that it's illegal. So I checked the laws. Told her tonight that here is what I found...explained that sitting in the front at least sometimes is important to understand how vehicles move and help with situational awareness when she starts drivers ed. Her sister couldn't wait to sit in front...
She starts crying like she's in trouble and begging not to. WTF overreacting! Ok I say, then I will never bring this up again and your mom and dad can deal with it. DONE.
I'm actually worried about her attitude of growing up. She refuses to be called a teenager (only accepts the term kid), refuses to buy the next size up clothing insisting on the smaller size (esp pants and underwear) and all her next size up undies have disappeared, refuses to make decisions like what she wants to eat or do (leaving it to the adults), etc. God knows what will happen when she starts her period.
Told DH my concern and I'm done with another kooky SD issue.