My problem is with her friends and the lack of rules they seem to have. They call here whenever they please, even when they have been told repeatedly by dh and I that Brooke can't get calls after 7pm. When I am working on the computer they will call, and call, and call, and call and continue to call until I get ticked off and turn off my caller ID.(dd's best friend called 5 times this evening within one minute!) Brooke has told them more than once that when I am on the computer and they get the message telling them so to NOT call back. That I am busy and won't disconnect for her to return the call.
There is one little girl who calls here that I have been trying really hard to put a stop to without being mean. She comes from a not so nice family, is rather mean-spirited and torments other kids, cheats in school(her mother did her math homework for her once this year and the kid copied it. Then she turned in both her paper and the paper her mother had done to the teacher!) She is just NOT what I want in a friend for dd. This kid does NOT get rules and restrictions at all. Dd was grounded from the phone for a week a while back. The kid called on Sunday and I said " Brooke is grounded from the phone for a week. She can't talk to anyone until next Saturday." to which she says "ok will you have her call me later tonight?" UMMMM duh!! Didn't I just say she couldn't talk for a week??? She then continued to call EVERY SINGLE DAY that week! She repeatedly calls after the 7pm curfew, etc.
Is it so much to ask that my life, my home and my phone be my own? That I work on the computer without someone else's kid ringing my phone off the wall?
UGH! I swear it's enough to make me want to have my phone turned off!