I'm a regular but I need to go anon for privacy reasons.
We had the family over for dinner. My SS and his wife wanted to go watch a movie and spend some alone time. They left the baby and 6 yr old with us for a few hours. My DH got a call to bid on an important job, so he left me with the grand kids and our dd that is also 6, plus the neighbors 7 yr old and 3 yr old.
The 6 yr old granddaughter is a bully. Many people in town talk about her awful attitude. Anyways, I just got the baby to sleep in my arms. He has bad acid reflux and hardly ever sleeps. Granddaughter said she was thirsty. I told her to go grab a bottle of water from the back fridge or a bottle of tea. She said, "No, you go right now and get it for me." I said that I just got her brother to sleep and she needs to get it herself. I was rocking him on the porch swing and wasnt going to disrupt him because she wouldn't get up and get it herself.
She got up and smacked my dd in the head and demanded she go water for her. I told granddaughter to go get in the porch chair in time out for 6 minutes. She put her hands on her hip and said, "Nope. My momma says I don't have to do anything you say so fuck off. "
I snatch that child up and carried her and the baby to my car. Locked them into the car sests and took them home. Told my SS and his wife that I will not be disrespected in my home and I won't tolerate the disrespect. Her mother had the audacity to say that her child is right, I have no authority to discipline her.
I dont spanks kids, esppecially kids that aren't mine. Time out works in my opinion. I'm so furious. I agree to watch that nasty mouthed child and they turn on me! I'm not doing it again. DH will never leave them here with me again.
How would you react? Was I wrong? I don't think so, but Dil does.
Asked by Anonymous at 9:11 PM on Sep. 1, 2013 in General Parenting
Answer by gdiamante at 9:14 PM on Sep. 1, 2013
Answer by missanc at 9:17 PM on Sep. 1, 2013
Answer by Anonymous at 9:18 PM on Sep. 1, 2013
I think you went far & beyond what a Grandma HAS to do & now you know what apple didn't fall far from the tree. Granddaughter gets her attitude from her Mom. What a shame that there was no appreciation there. You did the right thing & don't worry, they will NEED you soon enough & when that happens you can say "not until I get the common courtesy & respect I deserve". They owe you big time!
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 9:22 PM on Sep. 1, 2013
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