Nobody cares

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by Wiped Out, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Our water heater has been going out a couple of times lately. This morning easy child/difficult child comes down the stairs in her shower cap and robe.

    (Throughout the conversation her tone is rude and disrespectful, I was taking a very caring tone.)

    "Where's Dad?"

    "On his way home from boot camp."

    "Why does he have to be gone so early?"

    "We figure that's the best time for us to go to boot camp; why is the water heater out?"

    "There's only COLD WATER!"

    "I'm sorry, I hate when that happens."

    She keeps standing on the stairs but silent, I go back to typing on the morning thread.


    "I said I was sorry, what would you like me to do?"

    "FIX IT"

    "I'm sorry I don't know how."

    Up she stomped up the stairs!

    I had to just laugh, silently, of course. She gets this all of the time and you would think by now she would have figured out I'm not a miracle worker:)
  2. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    Umm... You're a warrior mom, you know. Doesn't that mean you know everything, too? Including how to fix a water heater?

    *Snicker* OK, I'm joking... I do NOT miss this...
  3. ML

    ML Guest

    I hate Mondays that start like this.
  4. Star*

    Star* call 911

    Maybe the pilot light just went out....? Tell her I care.

    Shouldn't there be a free water heater replacement for deployed soldiers families?

    Honestly! Thanks for his service to OUR COUNTRY - and I'm sorry you are left to deal with this WO -

    You can........check with the govt. There was a program through the counties a while back that was giving funding to have your home upgraded with waterheaters, insulation, A/C units, gaspacks.......they come out and do a test (energy audit) and see if your home is leaking energy. Then they asses the damage - and see if you qualify based on your income.....

    Also check with your gas/electric company to see if they have any deals going to get you a free or reduced cost water heater.

    AND check with your LOWES or Home Depot to see if they have any Scratch and dent items

    OR HABITAT for HUMANITY to see if they have any GOOD ONES......

    Hope this helps.
  5. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Star-You are so sweet! husband was at an exercise boot camp. Usually we both go but because of my stress fracture I'm not right now-it's just 3 mornings a week. He was on his way home from that:)

    Step-You crack me up!

    ML-Yep I hate Mondays that start like that too!
  6. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Well...Jeannie blinked her eyes, Samantha twitched her nose...after you did those things it still didn't work?

    Bum skidoodle my brother used to say.
  7. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    You left out the rolling of eyes. I just know she had to roll her eyes....
  8. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Mary-Nope it still didn't work, I even tried my wand-lol!

    TM-Yep she did roll her eyes!