Hi again all! I’m about to spend another weekend at my bf’s place with his sd15, and I know that once again, I’ll be asked half a dozen times why I didn’t bring my tablet with me.
Backstory: I got a new tablet six months ago, and with my lack of experience with kids, I thought it would be good to bring along sometimes to play games and watch YouTube with my sd. It very quicky turned into “her tablet”, which included dropping it, leaving encrusted food on it, taking it without permission, and asking me to pay for games (and telling on me to her father when I said no!). She took it to her cousins house while we were visiting, and all the kids turned into howler monkeys over it. (I had a six year old tell me I had to download a violent game because his mommy said so! Which was a lie). The final straw was when she swatted my hand away from it when we were using it together. I didn’t know how to react, so I decided never to bring it back.
Since then, I’ve heard every time why I don’t bring “the tablet” (not Merrigans tablet) over and over again. She asks why over and over again. She’s even said she can’t wait for me to move in so she can use it all the time! The kicker is, she has her own older tablet! I’ve told her dad it’s not coming back and he tells her this, she just asks over and over again.
Ranting a bit, it’s just driving me mental. I feel foolish too cause as an adult, I should have known better.