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I wish my sister would not act like such a... teenager

Anonymous
Posted by Anonymous
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Every time she's asked to do something, she's incredulous: "ME?!?"

Right now, it's that I asked her to watch the baby while I was making dinner. The baby was crying and she was just sitting there doing nothing, so I had to get him. So I asked her to grate the cheese while I settled him.

"ME?!?"

Yes. I told her three times I needed three cups. I checked on her and she hadn't started, because she said she didn't know how much I needed. Before sitting down to feed the baby, I told her it would be great if she could start me off by making a roux of three tablespoons each of butter and flour.

"WHAT?!? ME?!?"

Okay, that last one I threw in just because I knew how she'd respond.

She's 14, before anyone asks. And, yes, she lives with us.
Posted by Anonymous on Nov. 22, 2017 at 8:45 PM
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spunky946
by Ruby Member on Nov. 22, 2017 at 8:47 PM
Well she is a teenager. Have you had a talk about what is expected?
stepperbepper
by Gold Member on Nov. 22, 2017 at 8:48 PM
Sounds about right for a 14 year old...
lipsis
by Sapphire Member on Nov. 22, 2017 at 8:49 PM
Lol. She'll be okay.
Lunarprancer
by Betsy on Nov. 22, 2017 at 8:51 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Nov. 22, 2017 at 8:53 PM
We talk continuously. Plus she's in therapy and we join her for the family sessions. It's not one conversation, but like an evolving conversation. But she'll get up so much better if my husband asks her to do something. He's not home right now.

Quoting spunky946: Well she is a teenager. Have you had a talk about what is expected?
othermom
by Ruby Member on Nov. 22, 2017 at 8:53 PM

She is a teenager, that is normal. Sit down and talk with her about it.

spunky946
by Ruby Member on Nov. 22, 2017 at 8:55 PM
That’s good. I’d just keep trying

Quoting Anonymous 1: We talk continuously. Plus she's in therapy and we join her for the family sessions. It's not one conversation, but like an evolving conversation. But she'll get up so much better if my husband asks her to do something. He's not home right now.

Quoting spunky946: Well she is a teenager. Have you had a talk about what is expected?
cutebaby06
by Ruby Member on Nov. 22, 2017 at 8:55 PM

How should she act?

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Nov. 22, 2017 at 8:57 PM
My 15 year old just got over that. We’ve been cooking all day, and I haven’t heard “ME?!?” once. It’s wonderful. :)

Good luck.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Nov. 22, 2017 at 8:59 PM
She just told me she only grated two cups because the measuring cup I gave her only went to two. I told her she was supposed to dump out the two cups into the bowl I gave her and then grate one more cup. She whined that was too much and asked can't someone else do this.

Quoting cutebaby06:

How should she ct?

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