Have you ever seen a 14 year old throw a tantrum? It's not cute. Not. Cute. At. All.
My elder princess threw a tantrum on Resurrection Sunday...in front of all our company. This was her second offense. Apparently she did not learn her lesson the first time around. That didn't go over so well with the dictators, I mean my husband and I. Hubby and elder princess had a little "talk" upstairs.
Fast forward to Wednesday.......
Elder princess wants to know if she can spend the night at a friend's house. Que? Say what? Are. you. kidding. me? The dictators had already decided that since she could not be good company when we had guests over to our house where we, the dictators, pay the bills, she was not going to be have company or be company to anyone else for at least 2 weeks. You know, one week for each offense. We had no idea at the time that the pronouncement of sentencing would come so soon.
You know what I love? When they (kids) have caused a situation and want to take no responsibility for it. When her sentencing was announced, she whined about it not being fair. Smug mommy dictator said that her behavior on Sunday was not fair either. And by the way princess, there is no avenue for appeal.
But she tried.......
Thursday she cleaned her room with a "B+ effort" as I was informed. (Wonder what an A+ effort would like like? ) Oh yes, the clean room. It was beautiful. Elder princess was proud and smug. She came to mommy dictator and asked if she could spend the night at her friends house.
Mom dictator: "Ummm, no. I already told you that. "
Elder Princess: "But I cleaned my room!"
Mom dictator: "Yes and did a fine job, well because that is your job. But your sentence stands. The answer is no."
Elder Princess: "But I only cleaned it because I thought it would make you let me go."
Mom dictator: "I see. Well you would have had to clean it anyway. Answer is still no."
Elder Princess: "I'm going to ask again tomorrow."
Ahhh teenagers, they are a rare kind!