| Originally Posted by dragonfly |
I am confused as to why the mother of these children couldn't take them
14 is an awful age, the worst for girls in my parenting experience, they do get better. Kenda at 14 once lost her bedroom door for 5 days because I told her she better not slam the door on me, well she did so she lost her door, she has never slammed it since:)
fbil sounds selfish, and he is doing his children no favours by spoiling them, good for you for not being his doormat!
My sister lost her door for a week once because of the same thing. It was soooo funny. My sister is 16, spoiled and mouthy, but not to the same extent as my FI niece. My sister knows when to back off unlike some other children, and if she doesn't back off, she gets put in ther place.
As for the mother of the girls, well, that is a long complicated story, and is not a good place for them. Usually when the girls do get to spend time with her, all three of them have attitudes, and they are much worse than normal. So far this weekend, the one with the big problem has been a bit better, and my FBIL has been cracking down on her a bit more, but I think it should have been started a long time ago.
Anyway, off to work I go and then back out camping!