Another Fight

“Don’t undermine my authority,” she yelled at him.  “You agreed last week she would not get a job and now you took her job hunting all weekend?  Need I remind you I have full custody and can keep her from you.”

“Don’t threaten me.  She made valid points and promised her schooling came first.” He continued, “I tried to call you, but it just went to voicemail.  Were you out with HIM again?”

“Listen, I deserve to finally have a life, since you never took me anywhere.”

“Let’s not go to the past again.  This is about Tina’s future and I know she is a good student and will pull back if work takes too much time.”

“You just want to make me look like the bad guy.”

“You do a good enough job of that yourself.”

The front door slammed and Tina said, “Just let me work, I’m so sick of listening to the two of you fight.  Let me be the adult neither of you is being.”

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – undermine