Do any of you feel that your kids really take you as a parent for granted? That your belonging are not important. I have one kid (The Pirate) that thinks you can just go out the door and get another. What's mine is his also. Where did I go wrong with this kid?
Anytime someone gives me a gift, I take care of it. He thinks it is just junk and not important. To me it is. I have two ceramic magnets on my fridge that were given to me by my granddaughter when she was three years old. She was so proud of them. She picked them out herself. She is now 22 y. o. Sure they collect dust and get greasy as the fridge is right next to the stove. So I clean them often. But I treasure them. He tried to throw them out. He thought the fridge would look better is there was nothing on the fridge. I dang near threw him out. He also informed me that he was taking the potato ricer. If he had asked me, I would have considered his request. I very rarely use it. Now he will never get it until after I am gone.
The other day I was taking a shower. Now I had the curtain drawn yet he walks in and uses the toilet. "I don't know why you are making such a big fuss. I couldn't see you and you couldn't see me. My wife and I used to do it all the time." Well I am not his wife and that doesn't go in my home. He compared it to when he was a toddler and would come in to the bathroom no matter what I was doing. Well, he is not a toddler now. He seems to have forgotten the rules I have had in place ever since they became teenagers. Privacy between the girls and the boys was and still is upper most in my home. Don't violate that rule or you will feel my wrath. He walked out in a huff.
Why did I ever have kids in the first place.