Yucky day...and I'm not talking weather, either. Kids driving me CRAZY. The Big One ALWAYS "borrows" money from me, swearing that: A)she's gonna get a job REALLLL SOOOON B)she'll do any chore around the house. Well..it just ain't so. I told her that for the $10 I gave her yesterday she needed to wash the kitchen floor. (It's not a huge floor, maybe 10'x8') She whimpered and pleaded with Boo to change jobs. Boo was to clean the toilet and bathtub in their bathroom. Well, I'm not paying for them to clean their own bathroom!! Yet, Boo agreed to this swap and it took her 2.5 hours to clean my kitchen floor!!! (First you use ammonia and then you use Brite to shine it up a bit.) I practically wound up doing it myself because she missed so many spots.
I know I sound oh! so bitchy but c'mon already! We are paying for The Big One's college tuition, she drives our car that WE put gas into and she's yet to pay us for the cell phone we bought for her in December. And to top it all off, she acts as tho WE OWE HER!! This is the child who is in recovery from heroin abuse and was for the most part, homeless this past summer. Now that she home, you'd think she was Paris F*n Hilton!! Oh, when she gets money she runs right out the door and goes out to dinner, shopping, etc.Just makes me feel like she's not at all grateful for this last chance that we've given her. Ahhhhhh..Ok, I'll stop now. I'm just getting myslef more upset.
We really want to help her but we feel as tho we're being taken advantage of. It's almost like walking on egg shells around her. I know that her addiction is her problem but it's so nice to have all 4 of our children back in the same house that you just don't want to ruin it. Altho I did ask her when she's going to get married and move out! LOL!! She was mad at me for that...I just want her to be healthy and grow up. She's 22 for Pete's sake!! They say a person stops maturing at the each at which they begin using. I estimate that she's about 13. Great...just what I need..another teen aged daughter..woo-hoo.