My step kids were not going to buy gifts for my kids (their brother & sister ) same father. It just made me sad but dad told them they better come over with some candy or something!!!
I am hurt bc everything their name is brought up my kids are like yay! Jennifer is coming or or Michael is coming over I mean those are their big brother and sister. They get so excited and for them to not bring anything for Christmas it makes me want to cry.
Would you mention to the kids that their siblings weren't going to bring them anything if it wasn't for their dad? My kids are (ds11 & dd9) and they are sd21 & ss18.
Still venting from my last post :( I just feel like we are not part of their lives after all these years :(
Asked by Anonymous at 2:03 PM on Dec. 29, 2012 in Relationships
Here's my take & I may be wrong & it doesn't apply to every older kid. BUT the majority of young people are very entitled & self centered today. It's like "Life is all about me". "What can everyone do for me?, the world revolves around ME!" Therefore they cannot see past their own nose & be kind to others. This is a very different generation then when I grew up. It wasn't all about US. So they probably don't even realize how self centered they really are. So, maybe I would mention something to them directly prior to a future Birthday or Holiday to REMIND them. They can even go to the Drug Store on the way to your house & pick up a stuffed animal for the children. So keep it in mind for either you or your DH to remind them to be thoughtful. Maybe they'll learn something too!
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