Sadly, I am talking about my 12 year old grand daughter. I went to my Daughter's yesterday because they just received notice that they are being evicted in 2 weeks. Her husband works 6 weeks at a time in which ever state they send him. He won't be home until a day or so after the eviction. He asked for permission to go home and help with all this. He is waiting for am answer. They have $$ now but when you haven't paid your mortgage in 4 years......yeah, not good. At least they are all caught up on their utilities. And all my advice has fallen on deaf ears so I just went over there to go to the library to use the computers there to look for places to rent. Ended up being a productive day although I can't get her to change her spending or how she mother's her children.. At least make them meals. Plan ahead, etc. They have a fridge and 2 freezers full of food.
The thing with Meadow? Yes, all Dawn's kids are and have been under so much stress. But Meadow? She gets this extremely haughty face on her and ignores her mom and now me also! We dropped her off at the batting cages and Dawn arranged for the coach to bring her home. Meadow was livid. The coach's wife was there and Dawn usually keeps these things private but some how started talking to the coach's wife. Turns out she has a friend that is renting out a 3 bedroom house. Hopefully things will work out. One way or another they always do. Anyway, we could not bring her home because we had to pick up Cain at the airport. Meadow acts like we should have stayed and/or picked her up from batting practice. Really? And leave Cain at the airport?
After we got home, Meadow was being all nice and everything. I can't flip the switch that soon. The disrespect was too blatant. For her to have acted like she did and to also push me away when I tried to hug her? Oh No. That doesn't fly with me.
I have raised both a son and a daughter and yes, boys are so much easier. My kids weren't perfect. Far from it. But I would categorize them as typical teens. I honestly wanted to smack that look right off Meadow's face. I have never, EVER hit a kid, mine included. But boy.......you have no idea.
Well, I will close asI have to help Hunter put up a pair of mini-blinds. Yeah, I know. But I will help him anyway. In the mean time,....enjoy the 100 degree temps today. I know I will!