Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Becoming Jane

I finally watched "Becoming Jane" the other day. It was much better than I had thought it would be. I laughed, and I cried, and I felt my heart breaking for her. I definitely have a new appreciation for her stories after learning more about her and her life.
I'm sorry, but I have to vent so that I may keep myself from completely losing it right now. Taylor has a friend that drives me INSANE! This little girl is very spoiled, loud, and obnoxious. She rang our doorbell at 7am this morning, wanting Taylor to go to the park with her (did I mention that this 8-year-old has almost no adult supervision?). I told her he was still sleeping and I would have him call her when he could meet her at the park. I let him call her at 9:15 to tell her he could meet her at the park at 9:30. The doorbell rings at 9:22. Guess who? They left, and I told Taylor he needed to come home at 10. He came home, but she came with him and is now driving me crazy. I know I sound mean, but I promise you, I'm not. I just don't have any patience with disrespectful kids, and she is definitely one. She has absolutely no respect for adults or the rules of other people's homes. I understand that it's not entirely her fault. If her parents would act like parents, I'm sure she would be much more pleasant to be around.


  1. It is just fine to feel how you do! We have dealt with that many times also. Sometimes you just have to cut down the time your children spend with this litle girl for your sake and your childs sake!! Hope you have a great day....

  2. It's OK to have your feelings! Personally, I would sit this girl down and go over the house rules. With no supervision, she's probably very lonely and doesn't know how to behave. If you sit her down and say, Taylor cannot go out to play before 9:00 any day, you must knock to enter our home, she'll get it, because she's still young enough. Then, as things come up, you can tell her positive ways to handle them. Say, "In this house we wash our hands before a snack, or we don't eat." Instead of just, "Time to wash your hands." Just a suggestion I learned from an Effective Parenting class, that you probably do instinctively with your own child, but not w/ others.
    In the end, either she'll learn something, or tell her parents that you're mean. So you'll be rid of the PITA either way!


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