Guess I can stop playing mommy now!
Ever since SD can remember, I have been there for her the way that a mother should be. I bathed her, I wiped her butt, I cleaned up after her, I clipped her nails, I did her hair, I drove her around, I cooked for her, I took her to the doctor, I did everything!!! She wanted a mom so bad (her loser BM moved out of state when SD was a baby), so being as maternal as I am, I took on the role without hesitation. Fast forward several years later and I still do most of the work (she is heading towards the pre-teens). I still do so much for her despite the fact that she is growing up to be someone I don’t like very much. Her father doesn’t think that any of her issues are serious concerns (I disagree). He buys all of his sweetey petey’s crap and he doesn’t see through her constant acting and obvious fakeness. He says that he doesn’t like to make her feel like she’s “being picked on” and, you know, she will “grow out of” everything.
Her father grounded her recently because she did a bad job at looking after our pet’s area (each kid has their own assigned days on a chart and it is her only chore - once every three days)! She did a lame job today and I told her that she couldn’t be on her phone for the last two hours before bedtime. Her father got home and immediately told her that she could get on her phone (after she told him that I said she couldn’t).
I have done so much as a parental figure for his child - way more than he has for my kids! I am so irritated. How is it okay for me to do everything for YOUR daughter and then you go and undermine a simple decision that I made? This isn’t the first time and I’m fed up.
I guess this means that I can stop playing mommy now!