So I have just had it. I am still weighing my options right now.
1. Wait out the summer and start SD in an after school program or find and after school sitter in August, which really is just around the corner.
2. Or go ahead and look for a sitter now to watch SD on the days DH works.
I can't handle SD being around MIL so much anymore. Last night at dinner, I guess MIL had just decided things have been too peaceful and needed some drama.
SD was playing on her tablet, yes the same tablet I was just so proud of her for purchasing with her own saved money. She had been told by three different people to put it up while she was eating, and yet she was still playing it at the table. I was not even aware she had been told by anyone yet, so I walked over and held my hand out and told her to let me put it up until dinner was done so it would not get food on it. SD throws it on the ground and says, 'Fine! I'll just let the zombies kill me then! I already told everyone else I would put it up when I was done." Uhhh... wrong answer little girl. She is lucky I did not know that she had been told multuple times to put it up. I did not lose my cool even though I wanted to slap the donkey crap out of her. I took the tablet away and told her that it was mine now and it would take a lot of good behavior for me to decide if she ever got it back and not to ask me about it.
MIL immediately came up and told her as I was walking away, ''Don't worry. You're coming to my house tonight anyway.'' I let it go, not wanting to cause a scene or argue in front of the kids about it. So the whole time we are eating, MIL is making her way around the kitchen still going on about it, about something that did not even involve her. Then as she is standing next to DH as he is fixing a plate, she whispers, ''So what's up with the tablet? Ambrvan just took it away for no reason.''
So DH asks me across the room in front of everyone why I took it. Mind you, everyone else had seen and heard what happened and was.in complete agreement with me taking it away, not that it matters whether anyone else agrees. So anyway, I just said, ''She refused to do what she was told and was disrespectful, all regarding the tablet, and we can talk about it more atthe home of we need to.'' Then before I am even done talking, MIL starts going on about how SD bought that ta let with her own money so she can do what she wants to with it, no wonder we can never have a peaceful family dinner, and more. DH just put his food down, said to quit arguing, and walked outside. The only thing I said on the matter was that it was between SD and me and no one else and to drop it, she could speak to me later if she had a problem.
There are so many things I want to say to her right now. I am keeping quiet because it won't do any good other than to start a war. She won't listen. She won't change. We have had a wonderful, peaceful couple of months, but she had to screw it all up. Now I don't even want to go on the water park trip we have been planning because it will be with her. Let her take the kids but count me out.
And just this weekend just DS and I were.at the lake with her and had a blast. She is so dang two faced it's not even funny. Ugh! I love her most of the time, but I need alternative child care so I can tell her to kiss my azz!