My Kids Drive Me Nuts!

United States
@girljar (287)
November 6, 2007 5:12pm CST
I have a 14 year old son, and an 18 year old daughter who lives at home. Last night, I got home from work, and my son had been home for 4 hours, and hadn't done a thing! The trash was overflowing, the dishes hadn't been put away, and there were dirty dishes in the sink! I was so mad!! I swear, I'm on the verge of going on strike-again. They don't like it when I go on strike, because I only wash the dishes I dirty, I only clean what I dirtied, and I only wash my own clothes. It depends on how bad they ticked me off, as to whether or not I cook. lol My daughter had told me yesterday to tell her dad not to start watching the game (Steelers)without her, so, naturally, I expected she would be home at a reasonable hour. When I went to bed at midnight, I hadn't heard from her, and I called her 3 times, and text messaged her a couple of times, just telling her to call me and let me know she's okay. She drives about an hour away to Tampa 3 times a week for band practice. She thinks I'm 'retarded' because I worry about her. She wasn't raised in a big city, and she's a very tiny girl. Of course I worry. I went to bed, and woke up around 1 am, and she still wasn't home and hadn't called or TM'd me. I called her, she didn't answer her phone. She finally TM'd me telling me she was stuck in the middle of traffic. Do I have STUPID written on my forehead? ( I don't, by the way) She would most definitely not be stuck in traffic at 1 am on a Monday night! When I woke up around 2, she was home in bed. The little brat didn't even bother to let me know when she got home. OMG!! She drives me crazy!! She drives our vehicle, and I told her if she does it again, she's gonna learn how public transportation works real quick. And she'd have to quit band. Okay, I vented. Thanks for reading. :)