Someone would always undermine my efforts or decision.
Played havoc trying to discipline kids. What was the point?
I’d say one thing, he’d say another, then the ex wife would say something else, throw in comments from two sets of grandparents and their new partners, I was on to a loser from the get go.
One kid played us all for fools, had us running round in circles playing one off against the other and getting his own way all the time. I stopped playing his game.
He came unstuck when he was caught shoplifting, so after The Plod had had words (he was very nice and discreet actually), I sent the little brat to his room until his Dad got home.
Being the blue eyed boy who could do no wrong, he was cock sure he could undermine whatever I told his father.
I said I wasn’t going to tell his Dad anything. He was.
I can still remember the house shaking when his dad bellowed ‘You did WHAT?????’
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