Here we go again
My last post was more optimistic than this one will be. 2 nights ago there was another skirmish between SS17 and his Mom, or a few of them I should say. At dinner with family, there were 10 of us including 2 SO's granddaughters who were in high chairs directly across from SS17. He was slouched in his chair and feet across the other side. SO asked her son to move his feet so she could push the highchairs in. He responded "I'm not making myself uncomfortable just for them!" Nice and classy for a 17yr old uncle.
Later at home, I honestly don't know how the conversation turned but I heard him say to his Mom "You're always sooo rude to me... I can't wait till I'm 18..." Raising his voice and staring her down. I stayed out of this one, but it certainly got my attention. My son from out of state was visiting with his girlfriend and I didn't want to escalate. They noticed his behavior as being, well stupid also. Since the other night SS17 has not been worse, but I suspect he is returning to his old behavior pattern of acting up for his Mom while I'm gone, while trying to be buddies with me to my face. Defiinitely not as severe as I've described in some of my other posts, but it's not encouraging.