Today at school I asked a girl why she wasn’t wearing her school shoes. She said that they’d split. I suggested she asked her mum or dad to take her shopping for a new pair this weekend, and she said she didn’t want to, as last time she needed something new for school it evoked an argument between them about who should have to pay for it (both can afford to), which just made her stressed and unhappy. She said she’d rather wait until she could buy some herself to avoid arguments.
Sadly, I know her parents, who have been separated for over 2 years now. The mum seems to think qualifications are worthless, and marrying a rich or high earning man is the way forward. Given her (soon to be ex) husband gave her everything she asked for, and let her work park time, I see where the attitude comes from. Unfortunately, along with the freedom to do and have what she want came a pedantic and really obnoxious husband! She left him for someone else, thinking the grass was greener, when in reality the green grass turned out to be a binge drinking tw*t.
Her father, I had to work with him for 4 years, and yup, I agree he was REALLY obnoxious, but a nice enough guy!! He would have done anything for his (soon to be ex) wife though, and after she left him, he was utterly gutted. Now he’s just angry that his (soon to be ex) wife subjects his own children to this awful boyfriend.
They use ANYTHING and EVERYTHING against each other, show the kids vile texts they’ve sent each other to try and evoke hatred, play petty games.
Mum had sent Dad a text saying that it wasn’t worth their daughter revising for science, as she was going to fail anyway. Dad reacted, and asked me to tutor daughter I did. She got a C. Instead of celebrating that his daughter passed, he was busy texting his (soon to be ex) wife bragging that she was wrong, and their daughter DID pass. Sigh.
Why the f*ck can’t they just put their CHILDREN first, and be civil to each other?
As for their son, who is only 12, he already has such a bad attitude. Shame, as he used to be such a nice kid!