I also have a couple of children who can't be told no. If I try to do so -- about anything at all -- it then begins a seemingly endless argument.
Last night I got some long wordy text from a child in my own house about our relationship and how bad I am, but my phone was off. So this child, who was in my home at the time, texted a sibling and my husband to ask them if I received the text. I suppose walking up the stairs and asking me would have been way too much work.
Fortunately I have been parenting at least one teenager for 10 years and so I'm getting used to being the one to blame for it all. And I have 9 more years to go before everyone will be over 19. I guess I didn't think that through huh -- 19 years of parenting teens.
But the one thing I do know is that within days or hours there will be a fresh new mood to deal with....