ok, that's a totally lame title but omfg the girl has blown the evening to hell.
since she knows there isn't a santa claus she is wont to tell me (just about every other day lately) what it is she'd like for christmas. so far it's been polar bear anything, arts and crafts stuff, yarn and today? she wants some new fangled (yes, that sounds like a crotchety old man) phone. one with a slide out keyboard.
those of you who've read for a while may remember the hell we went through this spring when she (beat us down like whipped puppies)talked us in to getting her a cell phone. she was in 5th grade then and though i was opposed to it i caved because she was going on her first over night school field trip and i couldn't go. she needed it. it's a prepaid package deal and the agreement was she would pay half ($15) when it came time to add minutes. the first time it was time to pay up she decided she wasn't going to use it and so it was dormant for a few months (basically all summer). then, when school started this year we added minutes and she carries it w/ her. it's a camera phone. the exact same cell i have. the only time she even uses it is for about 20 mins on the bus when she's most likely texting the girl sitting beside her.
however. EVERYBODY (the same EVERYBODY that had an mp3 player and a Wii, which we now have and she never uses either of) now has these phones w/ slide out keyboards and she NEEDS one.
i told her, nicely at first, that no, she wasn't getting one for christmas. she pouted. she antagonized the boy all the way home. she fussed and asked about it 2-3 more times on the way home. she got home, threw herself on the couch and waited for the hubs to ask what's wrong. then she really fucked up. she said, 'ask your wife.' that did her in.
the hubs does not go for ANY disrespecting. she proceeded to tell him why she needed it and went on and on. then he launched into why she wasn't getting one, how we've been through this same thing a million times over different things, etc. etc. the dogs got scared. the hubs wasn't yelling but his voice was raised and he was being stern. the black lab ran into the living room and peeked around the corner then came and jumped up on the couch beside me in the den. the australian shepherd was panting and trying to jump up in my lap.
the girl just does not get it at all. it drives me absolutely crazy. she feels she's entitled to everything. she is satisfied for half a second when she does get something and she's never appreciative. i just don't get it.
now the hubs is in her room talking it out with her. i can hear here doing her poor me i'm so deprived crying. soon she will say i'm sory and i understand, etc.