Well it's Christmas Eve and I really feel like my daughter hates me. She REFUSES to listen to my/our commands and I resort to the wooden spoon. I want nothing to do with her anymore. I never disrespected my mother as she does to me. I told her that I was the one who makes her world, gymnastics, karate, swimming, horseback riding, etc and she just doesn't give a sh**. My husband is taking her away from me for 3 or 4 hours today. I've have done nothing but good for this kid. I was the one who suggested we adopt her from China. Boy what a mistake that was. My nerves are shot. I want to leave and not look back. Thank God for my dog - he's what keeps me here and alive.