I feel so bad admitting this on here, but my grandchildren are brats and my daughter is enabling it. When they visit (thank goodness they are an 8 hour drive away), they absolutely destroy my house! I'm not talking about toys on the floor, now. That would be fine...I would be totally ok with that. I am talking about defiant rudeness and complete lack of any sort of structure and discipline. Imagine wild hyenas let loose in your living room....there ya go!
So, here is the problem...they want to make my house the designated spot for this Christmas! Yikes!!! The last two times they came, I had to have MAJOR repairs....cabinets broken at hinges, broken dishes, clogged toilet, ....the list goes on! So, when I have tried talking to my daughter about how to give the children some tasks they are responsible for so they would have a function in the family, she poo-poo's that. When the children do something naughty which requires some parental redirection, they handle it by saying things like, "Who wants to go out for ice cream!"
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