Kelli - posted on 05/10/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )
My husband's friend's daughter is 6 years old, and she's an absolute terror when she's at my house. When I babysit for her on rare occasions, she's an angel but when her dad is there she's acting out the whole time. On Saturday night my husband and I both had to get onto her for throwing balls and blocks around the room, I have a one year old, I don't need him learning habits like that. We just got brand new furniture on tuesday, in the doorway of our living room we rig a baby gate so that its pretty much stuck between 2 tables so my son can't get to the bathroom and bedroom. Well Saturday, the little girl, acting like a lunatic (which I expect all 6 yr olds to do occasionally) was shaking the baby gate and banging it on my BRAND NEW $150 table, today, I found nicks in it where she was banging the gate against the table. First, obviously, I'm super angry about my table having nicks after less than a week, however I can go to the hobby store and buy something to fix it.... the thing is, how do I get her father to discipline her when they are here? He usually just lets his girlfriend handle, which would be fine, except she's 20 years old, and not the girl's mother. It's so frustrating b/c I don't want to tell him he can't bring her here when he has her, but I can't have her trashing the house and teaching my son bad habits, UGH! So frustrated! What do you think?