SD needs to be the center of attention constantly
My SD drives me absolutely insane. She needs to be the center of attention CONSTANTLY. And by constantly I mean literally all day every day in every situation. For example she cant just play a video game and enjoy it, she needs to narrate every step of it and looks around to make sure other people are watching her and expects to be told how amazing she is at it the whole time. I can't even talk to my other kids without her interrupting and redirecting the attention back to her. The most frustrating part is that as soon as we put the kibosh on a specific behavior there is a new attention seeking strategy she's come up with. Yesterday she spent 2 hours crying about how her tooth hurt, but it magically kept getting better and then hurting again. After spending all that time focused on just her, trying to figure out if she was telling the truth, helping her try to feel better, even having to talk to the BM about setting up a dentist appt, she comes up to me smiling and says I guess it was fine the whole time. Its constantly changing from acting out to sucking up to fake crying on and on. It's so emotionally exhausting that I'm at the point where I just dont have the energy to deal with it. My 5 month old baby is literally a third of the amount of work that she is and she is in second grade.