SD doesn't like her daddy enforcing the rules....LMAO
I know I shouldn't find it funny......but oh well!
I was rapidly approaching my breaking point with SD early last week. I sat down over 6 months ago and made out a list of house rules with my SO's help and approval. Since then the "house rules" have become a decoration, Specifically on the weekends. For some reason SD gets a free pass on the rules whenever SO is around. I on the other hand have enforced the rules consistantly since we decided on them. You guys and gals can imagine how difficult...stike that, it is IMPOSSIBLE to enforce these rules without my SO on board.
So early last week, I was at the end of my rope. I decided not to turn it into a fight. So I camly sat my SO down, and told him that we HAVE to be on the same page in terms of the rules. I told him that he approved them before they went up and he is being lazy and letting her get away with everything. Which is fine if that is how he wants her raised, thinking she can get away with everything and never have to take resposibility for anything. BUT if he chose to do that, DO NOT expect me to be resposible for her, I will not watch her EVER!
For the first time since SD has lived here, he took me seriously! I told him I am DONE getting walked all over, I am DONE not being able to set limits with her, and I am DONE with his lazy parenting. (Btw, he was the one that used the word lazy.) I told him, I don't care why you don't enforce the rules and I can deal with it if you don't want to enforce the rules, but I wont be apart of it. If you don't want to hold her to reasonably standard of behavior then don't expect me to take resposibility for that, you are perfectly welcome to put her in daycare while you are working, because I will have a job myself soon enough. I will not spend my spare time watching a child that doesn't think they have to mind me.
Well since that discussion, he has been enforcing the rules CONSISTANTLY, without me saying anything . SD DOESN'T like it. She has been pushing, and testing and trying to get away with everything this weeking. She as been putting Daddy's will power to the test. I did point this out to him, that she will give up eventually. She is just trying to see if this will last.
I am fully prepared to bail out on caring for her if he doesn't stick to it. I am finally done with her being allowed to act like a little BRAT!
Thanks for reading,