3 months ago
Last edited at 11:20AM on 2/23/2013
Sounds like Daddy has the problem. You cooked, let him do the dishes. If this goes on all the time, talk to someone. Verbal abuse is very damaging to teens. it affects future self esteem and how we feel about ourselves. Never tolerate hitting or abuse, if that ever happens dial 911. I hope this is just an isolated incidence and that your Dad just had a bad day at work. If he is a reasonable person, tell him how he spoke to you, made you feel bad and you were just trying to help. Also, try to keep the kitchen under control and clean up as you go.
I'm a messy cook and always have been. My mom never cared that I made a mess as long as I cleaned it up. So I think you could help yourself feel better and make it right with your dad if you got busy in the kitchen and cleaned. Make it sparkle and shine, and see if it doesn't put a smile on both your faces. And in the future, clean as you go so you won't have such a big mess to clean up when you're done baking.
My Dad gets pretty grumpy over a messy kitchen a lot of times too and I know how you feel, I get really stressed out and upset when he is angry over it and a lot of times it will put me in a bad/sad mood. I would say just try to cheery up deary. Clean up, do something nice for your dad. Give him a big hug, it will make you both feel better. He was right to apologize :) Go outside and get some fresh air, or try to get busy doing something. Call someone, do your hair, hang out with your horses and pray about it :)