I am really struggling today and tonight. As I have said, my kids are (the older ones) are with there dad this summer for two months. I deal with this problem every summer so I don't know why I am complaining but here I go again.
The kids father feels that it is OK to let my children watch horror movies. Currently, I know that they have watched "Twilight" (which I know isn't that bad but HELLO, sucking peoples blood isn't normal) and most recently "The Grudge 3."
Now what happens is my children watch these movies all summer and then they come home to me and they will not go into there bedrooms alone, or take a shower alone, and they see "dead people" roaming around my apartment and are scared out of there wits.
I warned them before they left that if they CHOSE to watch those movies again this summer that I would NOT tolerate there silly "being scared" games here at home. They made there bed and they would have to live with it.
It just makes me so MAD that there father thinks its OK to watch JUNK like that. I just want to call him up right now and scream at him, but it will do no good as we have had this conversation before. I think I might email him and again tell him to tell the kids that I wont deal with any "IM SCARED" games when they get home.
"How do I know they are watching these movies?" You ask. Well my friends, my thirteen year old daughter is posting on facebook (where she knows I can read everything she writes) the movies she likes watching at her dads. Lovely hugh? Is she doing it to spite me? Because she knows I would NEVER let her do those things.
I HATE DIVORCE!!!!! It ruins everything!!!!! I wish her dad and I were more on the same page, but we never have been when it concerned the kids, or much else for that matter. Dont get me wrong, we dont fight, but its just a given that when they are with him...he drives the boat. I guess that is reasonable, but also can be quite confusing to the children, and breeds disrespect for me in my teen daughter.
Oh if things were just different.