Monday, February 19, 2007

I swear I am going to strangle her!

  I am just so frustrated with Nikki right now that I could ring her little neck. I know I went through this with Amber, but I just want to scream!

I was taking Nikki to play practice tonight and here is how the car ride went:

Nikki: I still NEED a dress for the play.

me: I offered you two different dresses to wear.

Nikki: none of them are the right one.

me: then I suggest that you ask the people in your youth group if they have anything that you can wear.

Nikki: I did and they don't

me: I find it hard to believe that in  youth group of over 100 children NO ONE has a dress.

Nikki: you know what just forget it!

Me: cool one less thing for me to worry about.

no talking for a few moments

Me: you mentioned last week that you need new sneakers. You got a $100 gift card for Christmas and you were told to buy new shoes. Where are those shoes?

Nikki: I bought some baby phat shoes, but they hurt my feet

Me: I have some generic cons if your cons are to worn out.

Nikki: I am not wearing them

Me: good. I hope your feet get soaking wet on the way to school.

Nikki got out of the car. I called Rusty and told him what was going on. We both agreed that we cannot wait until next year! Nikki will 16 and she must get a job, and she will be responsible for buying her own clothes and shoes. She will learn.

So for now I need to learn to bite my tongue and then I will be able to sit back and laugh!

Amber as learned this lesson. Amber and I went through the same thing. When Amber first got her job she would blow every penny she had on clothes and then would ask me for money. I told her no, it does not work that way, and you need to learn to budget.

Let me tell you... Now Amber is shopping at yard sales, and those $60 shoes are not so nice and payless shoes cover her feet just as well.

Sorry for the vent.

Tomorrow Iam going down to base to help our friend get ready for the movers to come in. I will also be taking his dog back to him! I know butter is going to miss his play mate.

I found some more stuff for Ambers yard sale, so I hope she does good!

I think I am going to go make some hot cocoa and go fall into bed. Rusty is on his way home, so I will get to see for a few minutes before we fall into bed.


lisa41076 said...

Awwwwwwwww Kelli, teens can be so frustrating sometimes, do'nt worry, Nikki will  come around, Hugs Lisa

cgtperkins said...

Kids!!! Or shall I say Teenagers!!! You're a good mom, so I know everything will turn out fine and she will learn. Have a good night.

beckerb6 said...

Yep kids especially teens can drive yah nuts. She'll be fine she has good parents and a job will work wonders.

magran42 said...

I know it's driving you nuts....but that's her job right now! LOL  Seriously, you're doing such a good job at being a MOM.  This too shall pass...   Teaching responsibility is not easy!  

hsauls said...

Almost all of my clothes come from Goodwill or clearance racks. I dress nice... if you see pictures of me... I'm always dressed in good stuff. It's an acquired skill but it's served me well. I used to do costume design for professional theatres around atlanta and I learned how to put together a show on almost no budget. If you can teach your daughter these skills... she'll be a lot happier and so will you... my boys LOVE the thrift store!

ukgal36 said...

My son checks the sales ads now since he has a job and it's his moolah ..

hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU))))))))))))))))))))))))Sounds like you didnt have a very good day yesterday.I am sorrry that you and your daughter had a tif.I was so ready to get  my first job.I still have alot of nice hammy down worn clothes.Mom and I can wear eachothers clothes.I hope daughter has a good yard sale.Have a nice day,hope its a better one for you..

am4039 said...

oh yes I remember having the same conversations with my kids. LOL. When they said oh forget it I said ok.

mrsm711 said...

I reassure my hubby that we are not the only ones going through this. Our kids are 17 and 16.   Ahhh, I'm so happy to read your entry.  Lets me know that my family is normal.  I was beginning to wonder. LOL Anyway, you are not alone in your fight against the teens.  :)     Tracy

helmswondermom said...

It takes a while for them to get any economic sense, doesn't it?  It's good that you're teaching your girls to work for things, though, like their trips.

mpnaz58 said...

Kudos to you!!  Do you know how many parents would have given in, because its easier to give in than to hear the whine!!  You are teaching very valuable lessons that she will need as an adult.  
xoxo ~Myra

lurkynat said...

wow she can talk huh?
woweee cutie!
hang in there!love,nat