Ive searched the internet and can’t find an answer to this.
We just had a skid weekend, and YSS was a complete pain in the you-know-what all weekend. Both DH and I had to bite our tongues to avoid completely losing our tempers with him.
This kid gets away with whatever he wants at BM’s house, so he looks at us like we’re nuts when we ty to enforce house rules with him. In addition to this, YSS is the type of person who has no interest in anything at all in life, except getting attention, good or bad. DH and I are introverts so this 24/7 attention seeking behavior is beyond exhausting.
At the very end of every weekend, within a couple of hours of going back to BM’s house, he ramps up his antics, and when he is verbally disciplined, his reactions are over the top dramatic. The last time he was here, it was rolling his eyes up and shaking and crying in bed simply because his dad asked him “why did you scream?” When he was playing with his brother and suddenly shrieked in a way that made our blood curdle (the kind of shriek that makes you start calculating where the nearest hospital is and how much blood has the child lost already). This weekend, his last minute over-the-top dramatic reaction was when he dragged the mustard lid through his food (which he does often) and when told to be more careful, he denied doing it. When he was told that there is no need to deny anything because we all saw it, and no reason to get upset because this time, luckily nothing got on the lid, he starts to blow saliva bubbles. So there he is, giving me this death stare with bubbles of saliva building up around his mouth. I told him to please suck all of that saliva back in, because that is unnecessary and inappropriate for the dinner table. He sucks it back in, and carefully licks the rest off his lips while still giving me the death stare, and continues to death stare me through dinner. I ignore him and chatter happily with DH and the other two kids. When dinner is over and OSS and YSS leave with DH to go back to BM’s YSS ignores me when I say goodbye (got a nice goodbye from OSS).
The spit bubble stuff was weird and definitely purposeful, but I can’t figure out why and to what end?