My commitment to myself to shut up lasted less than a day. All the sudden one of our sons who is employed full time time and got paid a week ago needs a loan to see a movie. And when I suggest that they aren't doing what we ask i have to listen, once again, while the hand is outstretched for our cash, about how unsupportive we are as a family. I guess room, board, and transportation for a twenty-one year old is completely substandard.
i shoulda shut up and let him have the money and the ride to the movie which actually turned into a ride to another part of town, but it is SO frustrating when no appreciation is every expressed and while a big chip on the shoulder is carried around our house while I work to pay those bills. But I always have to say something and that brings out the barrage of irrational blame filled comments about what a bad person I am.
Unfortunately I didn't know that the money had already been promised to him by Bart, which had I known, I might not have bothered to say anything.
But see? I'm a failure. I can't keep my mouth shut.