June 13, 2011

You're Poison

No, nothing related to the Alice Cooper song. But the mind and attitude of someone in my family. It's one thing to wake up with a sinus headache and a sore knee due to arthritis. But to constantly wake up to the mouth, the crying kid, the 8 year old who thinks she's 21 with a pompous and arrogant attitude, it drains you day in and day out. And that's all before your day even starts. 

With phrases like, "get out of my face before i knock you the fuck out," "thanks a lot asshole,"  and my favorites, "get the fuck away from me," all aimed at the 8 year old, one has to wonder if the child will be knocked up by the time she is 16. 

Now, I've been yelled at, spanked and beaten grown up. Got beat for a couple of things no one remembers what for. But I was never spoken to as a child this way. And I think I turned out fairly well.   They say like parent like child. So one can assume with great certainty that the child will be the same.

But it doesn't help that the child has no discipline either. She thinks she is the center of the universe and everything revolves around her. Well I got news for her, come high school, she may get it knocked out of her. Now I understand kids need to be kids. But here you have a kid trying to be an adult, and more or less, she is being tutored by her mother on how to do so. And yet, at the same time, she is trying to be a kid with very bad results. She lies so often, she don't know when she is telling the truth. Just like her parents, aunts and uncles. 

And then there is the whole lack of common sense. Like turning the cable box off, yet leaving the tv on. Or in broad day light, instead of using the lamps, turn on all the lights in the house except the lamps and leaving them on. Though i'm still trying to figure out why, the child must go to the bathroom or take a bath and leave the door wide open? When time after time she has been told not to. Is she afraid the water monster is going to get her? Or is she afraid she is going to miss something. 

 As time goes on, I hate to be the one who said, "I told you so." But from just watching and listening, I may be the one. But as time goes on, I hope to be made a liar out of. But the questions is, how long will it take?
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