Why is everything a big secret?
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|Sat, 02-27-2010 - 4:38pm|
This is getting REALLY old. My daughter refuses to tell me even the most inconsequential details of what goes on with her. If I ask "What did you guys do last night?" I get "None of you business," "Why do you want to know?" or the ever popular "OMG Mom, would you just drop it?" These are responses I get after one or two polite inquiries, not after an hour of nagging, btw.
Generally, when she refuses to tell me something, I can usually get the details from Facebook or by having a casual conversation with a friend of hers (who's unaware that she tells me nothing). I've never caught her doing anything she shouldn't, so I don't see what the problem is. I don't need to know a detailed play-by-play, I'd just like to know where they were, who they were with... the basic generalities. She doesn't seem to understand why I'm interested in her life (after all she's not interested in mine, so why should I care about hers? lol) For example, she worked as a timekeeper at the school's recent debate tourney. She told me she would be home late, and I told her that was fine. I noticed that she came in around 1:30. The next morning, I asked her about it, and she became angry. (I was merely curious-not accusatory!) Later, I found out it ended around 11 and all the debate kids went to IHOP afterwards, and she gave a friend a ride home and came straight home. Why couldn't she have told me that herself?
Just a few minutes ago, I went upstairs to find her lying down in front of the TV. She asked me to hand her a blanket b/c she