i just told my kids that they cant play outside JUST because i dont want to deal with the neighbor kid...i feel like a total POS. But this kid totally lacks in manners. she constantly asks for candy and snacks (even after having a snack, or even after being told no), challenges my authority on things, takes the kids bikes or scooters and will tell them she she should have it because is "the guest", etc.
we had a large craft party with 25 kids last thursday and we have had an event every single weekend since april and wont have a free one until july. today is the first day that i have nothing scheduled until taekwondo later. I want to work on cleaning up my nasty house and taking out all the summer clothes and putting away the winter clothes. my kids are only 7 and 4 and we will close to a busy main street, so i dont let them play out front without me.
so, yes. even though my kids wanted to play, i said no. we all need to work on cleaning. mostly because i just did not want to deal with the constant bickering, bossiness, and lack of manners from this kid. she is currently sitting out in the street of the cul-de-sac by herself. i feel guilty, but not enough to change my mind.