SO the other night...really check me on this, cause I could be "totally insane"...on a school night, my bio - teen comes up to me and really SUGARY sweet, says.. "Mommy (really), can I sleep at Chloe's tonight?'
"No Lily, it's a school night."
"SOOOOOOOO (sugary sweet gone....prepare to duck and weave), I have beforeaaaaaa!!!"
"Yes, Honey when her mom was out of town, and unreachable so her mom asked us and we decided you could stay with her (and her guard dog) so she wouldn't get scared."
"WELLLLL this is the same exact thingaaaaaa."
"Really why, is her mom out of town?"
'NOOOOOO....arg, she hasn't talked to her boyfriend in 3 days and she is really upsetaaaaa!"
"Is her mom home with her?"
"Yeah but what does that have to do with ANYTHINGaaaaa?"
"Lily it is a school night and there are not special circumstances..."
"OMG YOU DON'T MAKE ANY SENSE, YOU ARE TOTALLY INSANEaaaaa....!!!
Stomp stomp off...dials her phone. I, of course, am gonna listen in.
"...yeah same here....so lame....really unfair..." blah blah blah...BS
Scared, but gonna go for it anyway....so I say,
"So, Chloe's mom said no too?"
"Yeahaaa, but at least her mom had a valid reason. At least her mom is fair." Yeah I suck...
"Oh what was that...?"
"Chloe didn't take out the trash."
Honest to God ....how can a person even speak to that? This is when my experience pays off. I know it is time to totally acquiesce.
"Yep, you're right Lily..." and then:
I walk/run (not too obvious an escape, I don't want to be followed) to the bathroom, grabbing my wine DUH, and my book, shut and lock the door. Say a prayer to the hormone God and stay put until the coast is clear....
Shit she is exhausting....
SHOUT OUT from my main niece Jessica who (for the record) never spent a school night at a friend's house before(aaaaaaaa) and turned out more than perfectly normal ;-)