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post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by harleyhalfmoon View Post
Interesting turn of events here. I was thinking along the lines of flapjack's suggestion, but last night, with my stepdaughter here, the jeans, which were left in her "going back to her Mother's house pile" in my stepdaughter's closet mysteriously got permanent marker all over them. No, it wasn't me- my stepdaughter took matters in her own hands. Kinda funny if you ask me. Problem solved.
: Way to take initiative on your DSD's part!
post #22 of 25
Take the jeans, sell them on ebay. Then put the money you make into a special savings account for DSD for when she needs therapy.
post #23 of 25
I'm glad she took care of the situation but it just makes me sad that there is so much drama in order for her to wear pants that don't hurt.
post #24 of 25
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Yes. She's thrown some pretty big fits in the past, usually conveniently in front of my stepdaughter.



All her clothes (from her Mother's house, anyways) are top of the line, as expensive as you can get. I'm talking $20 for a 3 pack of undies, expensive. But easily replacable for HER.



My stepdaughter's Mother has a "learning disability". Long story short, she has been tested for a very low IQ (thus the alimony) and certain things she just can't see past, like "I like those jeans, it must be her underwear that's making those marks, so I'll get her more underwear, but we'll keep the jeans." It's hard to explain, and I'm not sure what her diagnosis is or even if she has had a technical diagnosis. She really does care about my stepdaughter, her daughter, but some concepts she just can't grasp. This is one of them.
If that's the case, why don't you buy her a new paiee of jeans? It seems pointless to be cross because you shouldn't have to. If you bt your sdd a new pair, she'll be comfortable and happy. That's what I'd want for my dd.
post #25 of 25
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Originally Posted by mama2mygirl View Post
If that's the case, why don't you buy her a new paiee of jeans? It seems pointless to be cross because you shouldn't have to. If you bt your sdd a new pair, she'll be comfortable and happy. That's what I'd want for my dd.
I never said I didn't want my stepdaughter to be comfortable. I stated that she has some jeans that fit at our house and she has a ton of jeans that fit at her Mother's house. Buying her new jeans isn't the issue, it's the fact that her Mother was insisting on putting her in THOSE jeans, the jeans that did not fit anymore, all the time. Regardless of whether or not we bought her new jeans, her Mother would have put her in THOSE jeans instead, or if we didn't give them back, she would have either thrown a fit in front of the child or made something important "disappear" from our house. (Voice of experience speaking, here.) We can't AFFORD to buy her new jeans. We can barely clothe both children as it is, without buying clothes for my stepdaughter to wear at her Mother's house as well.
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