What a difference when daddy is around
So if any of you remember the baby gate incident - where SD had zero reaction to DS1 falling down the stairs in front of her - heres the contrast in behavior when DH is watching. All of us were outside, ODS9 is playing with DS1. SD is nearby doing her own thing. DS1 was going down his toddler size slide and must have went off the side of it or something along those lines. He wasnt actually hurt but it must have scared him or something. I went over to help him and SD didnt react at all. DH had been in the front yard and came back to see what DS was crying for. Well as soon as daddy comes around the corner all of a sudden shes just over the top full of concern for DS and cant stop telling daddy about how she looked over and he was crying and she that she was going to go help him. This whole time shes blocking DHs path from actually being able to walk over and check on him and basically trying to put the attention on herself. Using a one year old crying as a means for attention for herself.
THIS is the type of thing that really makes me not be able to stand SD, especially when it involves the other kids. She knows exactly what shes supposed to do and say and will when it's serves a purpose for her. But she doesn't actually care about anyone at all. In her eyes everyone is just a pawn to be used when it suits her. At least this time DH saw through it without me having to point it out and ignored her and just checked on DS1.