Yesterday we ran to the store after the older kids went to school to get a few things. Since we had some extra cash (thanks to our state tax returns coming in) I picked up a few bags of Valentine's candy. Three bags of various kinds of Hershey Kisses and a bag of mini peanut butter cups (my favorite). I had a handful or so of the cups while reading in my room (even gave one to my 4yo as a treat).
When the older 3 came home I opened the kisses as a treat and surprised each kid with 4 kisses, an extra one for my 10yo who was throwing a fit because her brother hurt her (unintentionally even though it was his fault because he was screwing around...he put his arm up to stop her from walking buy and ended up clotheslining her in the throat).
Anyway, the 4yo mentioned the peanut butter cups and then the kids kept asking for them. My son (9) kept joking that he was going to go in my room and find them and I made it clear that they are not allowed in there (standing house rule--our bedroom is kidfree at all times, they have no reason to be in there, ever).
I didn't think much of it until I went to go to bed last night. I had left the bag of peanut butter cups under my pillow tucked between the bed and the wall. I went to move them so they wouldn't get squished and the bag was empty.
I was so upset. In fact I was beyond mad and what I was feeling was just utter sadness. I can't even buy myself a little treat to cheer me up.
I had to avoid them this morning. I waited to leave my room until right before they left for the bus because I didn't want to blow up so early in the morning (I already have a migraine digging in for the long haul). I'm just at the end of my rope. I have no idea which kid did it (probably my son that found it but they probably all ate them). Last time I had kisses in my room they were in my closet and I caught my 10yo eating some and she insisted they were from a friend at school. Later that day I went in my closet and there were just a couple left and I later found all the wrappers in the girls' room. My 4yo says it was the 10yo (who is a habitual liar).
Not sure what their punishment should be this time. Groundings mean nothing to them. They just don't care. My 10yo tells me every day that she doesn't care since she's always grounded for one reason or another and hates me and her life. Obviously they aren't getting any more of the Kisses I bought (as a treat for them, I had planned to put a bunch in little bags for Valentine's even though we don't normally celebrate).
I'm so tired of them going through my stuff. If they know I have something like candy they will dig through every drawer, every nook, every cranny of my room without shame or guilt. They don't care. I hide their DSes in there, too, and they dig through until they find them and then they stay up all night playing them (hence why they were hidden in the first place).
We haven't had snacks or treats in the house in forever because they steal and eat 2 weeks worth in 2 days. I bought crackers and cheese for the Bears/Packers game and 3 days later went to get a few for a snack and all 4 boxes were empty in the cabinet.
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