Living With a Brat – 2

The problems I had with Gabi began a few weeks after the divorce.  Any time I wanted to go  out, Gabi threw a tantrum.

It wasn’t me going on dates it was any time I tried to leave the house without her, whether to attend mandatory meetings outside of working hours, visit a sick friend, even pop over to the supermarket.

Gabi’s behaviour was so bad that my Aunt, who had lived with us since Gabi was a baby  reached her limit of toleration.   The rudeness, the throwing things, the hysteria; my Aunt packed and left saying a mad house would be calmer.

Without my Aunt I needed a baby sitter, for I often didn’t leave work until past six.

As a balance, I had a housekeeper who arrived each week day around eight,  just before I dropped Gabi at school.  If I was staying home to work on an unfinished project, she would  walk Gabi the few blocks to her school.

I hired a Nanny to collect Gabi at school at three.  When she arrived at the house, the housekeeper would leave.  

The Nanny would depart when I returned from work.


What do you think?


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  1. It sounds like Gabi may have issues with the divorce and so she does not know how to say what she feels so act out. That is my guess. It could be something else. Maybe she also feels it is her fault too.

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