November 01, 2020, 10:27 PMLefty Sig
Millenial women and their kids
So I'm 48 divorced, and recently started dating a 38 year old woman with two kids - 8 and 9 or so.
She's a single parent and her ex is not around so she always has her kids. Ok, that is understandable and just something to work around. We talk on the phone in the evenings and it's like listening in on total chaos.
Her kids are out of control and use that exaggerated scream/whine for EVERY DAMN THING. Everything they are told to do they say "no" and try to negotiate every issue. Every parent knows these noises/behaviors, and those that allow it get more and more of it, while those of us that don't allow it put a stop to it quickly. I didn't permit it and my son and he never did it. Simple - expectation/consequence.
Then, while wearing her AirPods while talking to me, she randomly yells at her kids for whatever stupid shit they are doing. Does she mute the phone? No. Does she say "excuse me I need to deal with my kids"? No. So I randomly hear screaming that I have no idea what it is for, and barely understand what she is saying.
In the old days, we would put a hand over the receiver mic to muffle the sound, or other method to insulate the listener. You know, basic courtesy? At least say "hold on a minute", and not scream at other people into the phone.
But you know, her misbehaving kids are "her life" and she has no ability to correct their behavior in any manner that actually has an effect. And after a few dates she asks "when can you be around the kids to make it easier?" I am of the opinion that kids are out of the picture until a stable relationship is established and committed to. But I have told her, I don't tolerate this crap and if/when I am around them so she had better do something about it sooner than later.
This is not the first time I have seen this, and it seems to be more the norm than the exception for this age group, sadly.
November 02, 2020, 04:17 AMP210
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Your age Used or New
13-18 years New
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31-45 years Extensively used
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