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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-02-06 07:10 PM
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"I don't think. I actually AM better than you."
This is the kind of thing I say when I'm at my limit. Which is where I am. At. :eyes:

The 18-year-old has moved back in with us, pending resolution of issues with her boyfriend. She's conned baby-daddy's family into taking the sweet grandson several nights a week. And she goes out.

I've about had it. She didn't call for two days and left poopy diapers on the floor in her room. Along with the rest of the random debris.

Baby-daddy changed the locks after she allegedly got drunk and -- after he refused to fight back after she keyed his truck and pounded on him -- threatened the baby. I like the boy quite a bit, frankly he's been doing everything right.

So tonight, she floats in, eats out of the fridge, and suddenly is surrounded by her derelict friends. At which point she says "I'll be out with so-and-so, you've got the cell number."

I say, "Before you leave, why don't you get the two-day-old poopy diapers off the floor in your room."

Which is where this post about began. Her mom gets back tonight. Robb is done.

I will do anything for the baby -- and I have. Anything. But this is not included.

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SOteric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-02-06 07:20 PM
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1. You're a saint, Robb.
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reyd reid reed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-02-06 07:22 PM
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2. I don't know what to say...
Except...you're a good man. Take a deep breath and

:hug:

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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-02-06 07:22 PM
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3. i'm glad that baby has you.
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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-02-06 07:25 PM
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4. Robb
I can relate.. My son is being very irresponsible right now and his baby's mommy is doing everything right. :hug: for both of us and an even bigger :hug: for the babies.

aA
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-02-06 07:25 PM
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5. You can come stay with me.
Edited on Sat Sep-02-06 07:57 PM by Maddy McCall
The dogs can hang out on the couch while we ride dirtbikes all day. Got mega acreage and a creek. :D

:pals:

Sorry you're going through this shit, Robb. You're a good dude. :hug:
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-02-06 07:27 PM
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6. you da man, man...
:thumbsup: :hi:
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bleedingheart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-02-06 07:55 PM
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7. sounds like she needs a good ole kick in the ass
you are way nicer than my parents would have been and way nicer that I would be in that situation.
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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-02-06 10:03 PM
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8. UPDATE: All is Explained!
It turns out, she doesn't want to get a job or clean her room because she had an awful mother. :D

Oh, and I expect too much as well. Further, neither of us understand what she's going through.

She's half right; her mom is 34. I may not understand, but you better believe she does.

Ach. :eyes:

Pinot. Schubert. And my favorite chair. :) Wake me when my grandson needs to work on his college admission essays. Until then I shall be indisposed.
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bleedingheart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-02-06 10:24 PM
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11. I feel for you.....
enjoy the Pinot and the Schubert...
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-02-06 10:17 PM
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9. I don't envy you your situation. And, unfortunately, I have no advice.
Only sympathy. Hang in there.

Redstone
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deadparrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-02-06 10:20 PM
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10. I'm so sorry, Robb.
You sound like a great grandfather. :pals:
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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-02-06 10:32 PM
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12. Thanks
You know, if I don't shave, I could swear there's some gray in my beard.

Possibly ziti. :D
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