Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Sibling Rivalry

Sibling Rivalry is alive and well at my house. Even though the two adult children are out of my house. Part of the conversation with one of the children was about all the money I spent getting one of my daughter's back from Arizona.

Basically my oldest son was telling me that my youngest daughter had won. She went to Michigan and then to Arizona on my dime. While I agree in part, I also feel I won. Ultimately she is here not there (where ever there might be). I also have more influence with her if she is closer.

He kept after me about all the money I had spent. I reminded him that his children were young. I also told him that giving a child money never happens at a good time. He says it's not about the money. I think it is but whatever.

The next thing he said was that I didn't let her suffer long enough!? I question whether her calling me because she and the boyfriend were in the back of a metal uhaul truck during a blizzard qualified as suffering. She was certainly scared enough. Particurlarly when they couldn't get the boyfriend's mother to pull over.

I also questioned whether her texting me that she didn't want to die when they were in the dark qualified. Granted I didn't figure it out because her phone died. But when I asked her what she was doing the next day her response was a shock.

She told me they were asking people they didn't know for money. I sent money for them to come back her. At some point I explained to her that what she was doing was panhandling and illegal. I suppose I could have waited till she had been arrested...

It's going to be interesting to see how my son handles things when his girls are older. Now his girls may not have Aspergers either so that might help him. I on the other hand can sleep at night.

Sibling rivalry is alive and well. :)

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