ugh, Ugh, UGH!!!
This is a vent. Even if you think I am doing something wrong (and I know I am ) I do not want to hear it at this point. Really. I just want a virtual hug or for others to let me know that I am not alone in dealing with a difficult teen.
Last night we had our second fight this week over a computer.
Here is last nights fight:
I was on the computer around 7:00 for maybe 1/2 an hour.
I watched a movie from 8:30-10:00 - I came online to check something once during the movie for about 5 minutes.
DD went upstairs while I was on the computer for 5 minutes.
At 10:00 o'clock I got on the computer. At 10:05 DD asks how long I am going to be on the computer - I told her 20 minutes. She said "no - you were on earlier". I denied being on - and she said I was on the computer while she was upstairs from 9:00-10:00. Uh - no...I was on for 5 minutes. There are friggin witnesses. She essentially called me a liar.
It was 10 o'clock at night and I was tired (we argue all the time, and she also argues all the time with her sister, and I have little patience for it). I told her to go to bed. She ignored me and I am not physically carrying a 12 year old to her room, so I told her no computer for today.
She is still mad at me today, so I initiated a conversation, and she blew up. She told me she did not want to hear my side and ran off to her room. She is there now.
On a practical note, I have made a computer scheduel. It seems mildly unfair to DS, DH and other DD who are perfectly capable of taking turns and talking to each other nicely - but I do not know what else to do.