Stepson doesnt pick up after himself
Granted he is only 8 years old but he doesnt pick up after himself. He comes home and leaves his coat and bag pack on the floor. Daddy cleans up after him. He also doesn't have the best manners at the table. He eats first before everyone else. He is served first (by his father) before anyone else at the table. He eats before others start and eats very fast and wants more right away. He is overweight. He eats very messy, uses his hands and chews with his mouth open (even though he's been told not to) and never picks up his plate to bring it to the sink. My husband does everything for him basically. Ive begun disengaging. Now my husband is frustrated with me but Im not their slave or free nanny. The child is old enough to pick up after himself. I used to help a lot but quit when I noticed my standards for my SS were not enforced by my husband. Granted are my standards too high? that I believe he should pick up his plate and put it in the sink and not eat with his hands when he's very capable of using a fork? My SS has quit so many activities before they were over wasting so much money. He quit swimming (didnt like the teacher, said teacher was mean and dad pulled him out), cub scouts (didnt like the kids or instructor),tag football (said he was bored but he could not keep up with the other kids, he is overweight), basketball (said he was bored and didnt like the teacher), tennis(said he was bored). The only thing he is sticking with is baseball but every then he lacks motivation. He loves nothing more than to sit in front of the couch all day watching tv or playing video games. He also loves to sit in front of the computer playing games. He loves to miss school, says he is sick often when he has no symptoms other than headache to stomach ache.