I agree -- it sounds like he's taking advantage of you. The labeling of the containers is pretty obvious. You've been (rightfully) very patient with him, but this sounds like "Sucker! Let's see how far I can go."Originally Posted by prhoshay;2671142;
My family hosted an AFS exchange student from Venezuela. He was a nice guy, but spoiled by being the baby of the family and only son with two older sisters and a mom -- the women of the family did everything for him. He was pretty crafty at playing the "no comprendo" and "helpless" routine, and trying to get me and my sister to cater to him as his sisters did.
We were patient and understanding, but when we saw through the manipulations, Mom and Dad sat him down and were straight with him as to the rules of the house, what was expected, and what we wouldn't put up with. He tested us again now and then, but for the most part, he shaped up. He respected my parents more when they had the sit-down with him, and set and enforced the boundaries.
So -- for your own sanity, and Dan's own good -- NO MORE EGGSHELLS! This kid's playing you.