Friday, April 17, 2009

Ahhh Teenagers

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 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!


Pamela (His maidservant) said...

I can so relate. My oldest is still ground. I am not over it yet and she just doesn't get it...Lord have mercy on us all!!

Love ya girl!

In his Graces~Pamela

Audra Krell said...

There isn't anything much uglier than one of our big kids having some sort of attack that is worse than a 2 year old's tantrum. Oh goodness.
In all seriousness, we have switched to having our son decide what most of his punishments should be. They are always way harder than what we would have chosen and he doesn't try to get out of them. of course we all have to agree on the punishment, but he has been doing a find job of making consequences for himself! : )