Yesterday was picture day at LG’s school. On Monday night she didn’t want to get her hair done. Really it wasn’t like I had to take it all out and redo it. I just had to fix a few twists that came undone. I told her that I wouldn’t pay for pictures if she didn’t let me fix her hair. In the end, I was able to fix the messy twists on her head. So, in the morning, I filled out the picture forms, and put my check in the envelope, sealed it, then placed it on top of her book bag, so she would know that it was there.
When I picked her up from school I asked her how pictures went, and double checked that she brought her envelope in. She lied and said that she didn’t see it. I know that she lied because Jerry told me he saw it, and that he saw her holding it. So, we won’t be getting school pictures. I am really upset about this, mostly because she lied to me.
After Jerry got home for work we tried to talk to her about it, and she said that she didn’t remember seeing it. We tried to talk to her about lying, and she shouted and walked off to the bathroom muttering something. She tends to run away when we try and talk to her. I went into the bathroom, and she was already getting ready for her bath. I tied to explain to her that she is not allowed to walk away from us when we are talking to her. She shouted again, “I don’t care.” I told her she’s not allowed to talk like that to me or any adult in the house. Again, she shouted, “I don’t care.”
This time she got a time out…I am told this is normal kid behavior!?