OPP- Other people's parenting (or lack of)
I need to vent.
More than anything in the world, I can't tolerate RUDE, BRATTY, SASSY AND/OR OTHERWISE BAD KIDS!!!!!
My friend's dd is all of the above and as bad as it is to say this but ,I can't stand her. Her parents let her get away with murder. If anyone else tries to reprimand her they get defensive/angry or they are very dismissive (for example "she's only six" or "She still young she doesn't know any better" blah, blah blah) She is EXTREMELY rude too.
We (her mom, me and and another mutual friend) were going to the outlet shops before christmas. My friend the only person who has SUV big enough for all of us and our bags. So she tells my friend that her car is old, and continues to ask when she's going to buy a new car. She keeps saying stuff like, " I don't like this car, it's too old." Mommy, what if this car breaks down and nobody can find us and then it snows and then we freeze to death" When we get to our destination, she has a tantrum and on the way back she doesn't want to share her space so she lays on the seat and keeps pushing her mom with her feet until she moved.
Now that would be enough except that I had friends over for the new year. FI and I dabble in the vending business. We buy things in bulk so we have one of those clear storage bins filled with gumballs in our sitting room. She sees it and immediately ask can she have a gumball. I told her only if her parents said yes. Of course they say it's fine and I give her a gumball. She chews it for all of five seconds and announces that she doesn't like that color and that she want a different one. I say no and she goes and tells her mom. Now here's what gets me, her mom doesn't reprimand her for being a brat but the instead placates her by making me look like the bad guy. She starts saying "Sweetie, don't be mad, this isn't our stuff. It's MissDD's stuff. She doesn't have to give you another one etc..." Now I guess my question is, am I wrong for feeling like her upset about this? Is it just me or do you think her mom should have handled it differently.
Oh and btw-- what brought this vent about is that I found gum stuck to my armchair today GRRRRRRR!!!!!!