What To Do?Should I leave? Or stay?
I don't like my soon-to-be stepdaughter. She's 10. Fat, lazy, whiney, clingy, know-it-all, sassy, sarcastic brat. Huge daddy's girl; like so much so it almost seems unhealthy. Every other word out of her mouth is "Dad."
She's not bad in the traditional sense. Her grades are okay, she doesn't get into fights, she doesn't swear or scream at us or throw tantrums. But her voice irks me. Her very presence irritates me. I hate the sight of her face.
This brings me guilt, as she's truly not a bad child. And she likes me very much. But the way she's treated her father like a dog since I've been around, her pissy attitude, her seemingly uncontrollable urge to whine about anything and everything that she possibly can, her sarcasm and bossy tone... All these things make me dread her being around.
I've hidden from her more than once. I've either made it a point to not be home when significant othe has her over, or have outright left because of the drama she causes with her mother, or because I just can't bear to hear her beg her father for McDonald's anymore. (Daddy's fault, that-- he gets her pretty much whatever she wants.)
Hubby knows my feelings. It hurts him, as it hurts me. I don't like this situation . He's too noble a man to leave his child, so if it comes to a head one day, I suppose it'll be me that has to leave.
But I'm pregnant. He knows. What would I do then?
School is out. I have to go home soon from working a long night shift and I KNOW she'll be there, complaining that she doesn't have a plate full of bacon to eat for breakfast, or that her room is too hot, or tht she's bored. I'm dreading it. I'll basically just walk in, say hi and retreat to the bedroom for the day. I hate being around her, even seeing her, but I hate hiding from her too because of the drama it creates.
Sigh. What to do?