My daughter's B-day (12) is in a few days, and she has a few friends (4) over today to celebrate. Plus, her grandparents are here. With her friends she seems to be the "leader" type, and her g-parents obviously spoil the shit out of her. She is getting older too, so sometimes she can clash with mom as well, this leaves dad to be the administrator of good welfare and discipline in the household.:gun
So we were singing her Happy B-day, she was opening gifts etc....I was taking pics and just hanging out. She already has the tendency to be the center of attention, so as usual she is hamming it up for the camera and just being herself which is cool. She starts getting a little smart with her mom though, I guess she felt because everyone was there she was entitled to say whatever. Mom tells her to stop and she keeps going on, says a few smart things and that was my cue to put on the dad hat.
I didn't want to embarrass her too badly, but I wouldn't let her punk mom out in front of everyone either. I see it all the time, spoiled ass kids punking out mom and dad and the parents just kiss their ass.
So I proceeded to put the firm voice on, and tell her that I didn't care if her friends were there or not, she needed to calm down. She was turning 12, not 24 and she needed to recognize who ran the show around here, and it wasn't her. Oh, and don't look at me sideways either, or this party will be over quick....understand???
you could have heard a pin drop...
I lightened the mood by looking at the other little girls and asking if they wished their dads were as cool as I was
Anyone else enjoying the ups and downs of parenting?