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I have a 23 year old step-daughter that lives with us. Her mother must have been raised in a barn and has, therefore, passed on no skills what-so-ever to her daughter. It’s frustrating because my husband gets defensive whenever I say anything-probably out of guilt for not being around much when she was younger. He is finally coming around because he is now starting to notice the messes she makes. You ever thought of covering that kielbasa while it’s cooking on the stove? Are you serious!!! It’s been 5 months and we still have to call her down from her room to tell her to clean up after herself and put her dishes away, etc. Did I mention she’s 23?? Aargh!



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      Denise Alleyne-Hill wrote Oct 29, 2008
    • LOL..Im familiar with that...except she’s not my step-daughter...lol...She’s actually my child that I raised..But she says I’m too picky...I’m too much of a neat freak...It’s all my fault...lol



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      Denise Alleyne-Hill wrote Oct 29, 2008
    • Oh....and she’s 20 years old...just thinks she knows everything there is to know...I feel your pain...aarrgghhhhh



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      Feathermaye wrote Oct 29, 2008
    • My now 19-year old stepdaughter, regardless of how much I adore her, is the laziest young woman I have ever encountered.

      When she lived with us, it was a constant battle just to get her to pick up after herself. She had kitchen duty one night a week, and usually managed to ‘forget’ that.  

      It was so frustrating!! This was 2 years ago, and even though she no longer lives with us, I can still see it when she visits us. Makes me cray-zee!! :O



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      Michelle Rowe wrote Oct 29, 2008
    • I guess I’m trying to figure out whether this laziness is a learned behavior from her mother. When she lived there, you couldn’t see the floor of her bedroom. I’m so totally the opposite!



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      Feathermaye wrote Oct 29, 2008
    • To be honest, I believe my step-daughter’s laziness is a direct result of having to do everything for her mother... it’s her pass/agg way of saying she won’t.

      Except, when she does it at my house, Mom ain’t getting that message.

      I feel you, vigirl!



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      Michelle Rowe wrote Oct 29, 2008
    • I brought up the subject of a timeline to my husband and he told me that he had already come up with one!! She will have until the end of the year. I saw no end in sight. You‘re right, why should she want to change??



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