while walking through target the other day L she got mad because I wouldn't buy her something silly. she muttered that I never spend any money on her and that only grandma (my former mother in law) spends money on her.
I felt unappreciated. then I felt just plain angry. I turned to her and calmly explained that was not true.
to her mind though I don't think I got through to her. I later informed her about how I save money and buy her quality things instead of the junk she never plays with. still not much of a dent in her beliefs.
later that evening I told her I would track all of the money I spend on her for one month and then we would discuss it.
how do you deal with this?