My daughter informed me a couple of weeks ago that her math teacher wanted them to bring pies in today, Pi day - 3/14… 3.14… a math joke, I guess.
So, I asked her to make a list of what she needed to make her pie. We’ve been out shopping at least 2 times since she told me about it, plus I made at least one grocery run during that time. She never made a move to purchase what she needed, never asked me to pick up the ingredients.
Last night, she came home late - the chorus attended a regional choral festival - and wanted to know where her ingredients were (translation: Mom, why didn’t you buy that stuff I need?) and would I take her to the store to get them. I pointed out that I’d asked her about this on Monday and she blew it off. I further pointed out that she knew this was coming and it wasn’t my project.
Dad took her to the grocery store.
She made her pie, but didn’t have time to do the dishes because she had homework and it was almost 9… Lest I forget, she didn’t have tome to do her regularly assigned Tuesday chore, either.
So, Dad’s the hero, Mom’s the bitch, and the kid was bailed out again. I told hubby this morning that I thought it was wrong of him to drop everything and help her - AGAIN. He thinks I’m mad at him… maybe I am, but mostly because I think this is part of the reason she puts stuff off.
So tell me, Daddies, am I wrong here? Am I really the evil shrew undeserving of the sainted title of “Mom”? Should I go home and wash all the dishes myself and beg her forgiveness?? (Unless, of course, Dad did the dishes before he left for work.)
And Moms - can you back me up?? Shouldn’t a 15 y/o be old enough to be just a tad more organized?