Not too long ago, one of my daughter’s friends called me to dispute her punishment. I had said she needed to stay home that evening, due to her not doing something I had asked. This friend thought it was ok to call and tell me I was wrong. He wanted her to shop with him for an upcoming trip. At one point, he insisted his parents “never yell” at him, and I should think about that.
I couldn’t believe his nerve. I was shocked. I would’ve never questioned my friends parents like that…nor would I purposefully have called to speak with a parent about how they handle my friends!
The kid then had the nerve to tell my daughter I owed HIM an apology for being rude when he called. I can’t make this up, folks.
Well, he crossed boundaries again. He texted me to find out where my daughter was, since he’d called her several times and she hadn’t answered. He said he had also called her job and she wasn’t there. My jaw hit the floor. I responded that she was working her other job (it is only her second week, she now has 2 jobs), and to not call her jobs looking for her, as she is busy working. I said she would see he had called and could return the call when she wasn’t busy working.
Apparently, he said I was RUDE for saying this. He berated my daughter, and said he couldn’t be friends with her if she didn’t apologize for MY rudeness. Again, I cannot make this up…he seriously told her he would not be friends with her. She is stunned…but also pissed.
So, all I can say is, for the love of God, please yell at the kids when they need it. Or they turn into entitled brats who think the earth and all that is in it was made to cater to them. They panic if someone doesn’t return a call in 30 min, and think if people aren’t bending over backwards for them, they are rude. They think it is acceptable to call their friends parents and tell them how to parent better.
Please, don’t allow more entitled brats to do this!
Obviously, I am having a little fun here…but truly…I am just stunned by this behavior, and don’t really know what to say…