OK so my BFF and I had a bet as to how long the move out situation would last. I said two weeks given M1’s propensity to make a huge mess of any situation she is in. My BFF said it would be a week. Turns out I was right.
Last week M1 sent me a message asking about buying a used car. I told her that prices would vary depending on make, model, mileage and of course the seller. I also reminded her that there was insurance, inspections, maintenance, gas and registration which had to happen so plan for those as well. I added that having a permit (she doesn’t) only allows her to drive with another licensed driver so she could not drive independently from boytoy’s house to school every day even if she did get her permit. She thanked me and said she would try to to figure out how to get all that money. I let it go and was appreciative she said thank you to be honest.
This morning in the midst of getting M2 and N out the door to school, I hear the tell tale ding on my phone that says someone messaged me. I don’t answer at first as it can wait and I assumed it was M2s Aunt who wanted to take M2 to a football game today (her step son is playing our high school team). When the kids are out the door I look and it was M1 who wanted to know if she can move back home. Honestly I started laughing and just thought to myself “Oh heck no.” She had asked the question and was not online so I did ask her what her motivations were.
Truthfully I don’t want her back home. The other two have not had a big fight since she left. There has been almost no yelling or fighting. Nobody demanding they be waited on hand and foot. I have not been verbally abused the entire time and yeah a lot of reasons that the answer I want to give is no. Sigh. I will have to have her explain her motives. I am not sure if it is really that she misses her high school or she just misses the perks of living with me. She was upset we went to Fright Fest without her, she was even madder when she found out that I planned a trip to Florida next month. Oh well pumpkin if my rules are so awful, my money is not yours to spend.
So we shall see how it unfolds. I am torn to be sure but I think I will pray on it to see what happens from there.
UPDATE- When asked why she wants to move back, here is her response.