Ashlie related yet again
Right, last night she went out, said she wouldn't be late in as she had work today (Sat job in the hairdressers). I rung her just before 10 last night asking her if she could come in soon...to which she replied that she wouldn't be long, she just had to walk down to the train station with some friends (about 10 mins way from home).
So at 11pm, still no Ashlie, so I text her 'COME ON!!', no reply, so seeing as my eldest was up, I went to bed.
Got up this morning, went to wake her up at 7.30 and just got a shaking head and a mumble from her (her friend stayed over as well), so I left her for 15 mins, then tried again. Still got a mumble telling me to go away, so I poked her a bit harder, still nothing. At 8.15 I went up yet again and told her in quite a loud voice that she had 30 mins to get ready and get to work, to which she replied that she didn't get to sleep until 3am, so I said 'well, who's fault is that?' so she said 'not mine'.
Bollocks to it I thought, I turned the answer phone on so I didn't have to speak to her boss when she rang because I was NOT going to make excuses for her. 9am came and the phone rang (she was meant to be at work at 8.45am), so I let the lady leave a message, and ignored the flashing red light until Ashlie surfaced at 12pm. She listened to the message, shrugged and went into the kitchen to get something to eat.
This afternoon, I told her that she wasn't going out tonight, so had better cancel any arrangements, and I just got the classic rolleyes look (those with teenagers get what I mean).
My neighbour knocked on my door to give my dog a bone, and I told him what time she got in, and he proceeded to tell me about a rave that happened in a warehouse near the station...the penny drops.
Kieren then tells me that she got in at 2.40am (she's 15).
Then she announces she IS going out tonight, so we had the usual 'no you are not', 'yes I am' argument...and off she goes out the door.
So this evening, I text her saying I am cancelling her contract phone (which I pay each month) and taking her laptop off her (her two most important possessions), and I get a text back saying 'no, don't do that, stop treating me like a 5 year old, I'm not coming home if you carry on like this' etc etc...well by now, I'm fuming, so I am going to put a stop on her phone, telling O2 she's left it somewhere and I don't want anybody else to use it (its still got about 12 months left on the contract, so I can't cancel it fully without having to pay). The laptop will be hidden at my parents.
I text her this:
"Make the most of your phone tonight because I'm cancelling it in the morning, and I'm not kidding. Best start saving for your Prom dress because I'm not paying the rest. Good luck at acting like the grown up girl, you ungrateful *****"
Funny, Ive not had a reply yet...
Sorry for the rant/super long essay, but I just don't know if I'm being too hard on her?