Tonight is the last straw! My in-laws have favored our oldest daughter (my step-daughter, whom I've been raising as my own since Kindergarden) since she was born. My dd has stayed at their house overnight since she was a baby, they buy her more stuff for christmas and I just found out that they gave her $100 for her birthday when all of our other kids get $20. My youngest is 7 and they say that she's still not old enough to stay and my older boys who are 11 and 9 have only stayed there once. My MIL refers to the kids that my husband and I have together as "my kids". The favoritism is so obvious it's ridiculous. When I found out tonight about the $100 birthday money, I saw red. I could write a book on how many times they've favored our oldest over the other ones. My husband refuses to do anything about it, he thinks ignoring it will make it go away. My kids are hurt by this, What should I do?????Answer Question
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Answer by Amaranth361 at 11:11 AM on Sep. 17, 2009
Let me start off by saying this I understand. I understand why everyone is angry. I understand because I also have a MIL who gives being a grandmother a bad name. She has several grandchildren but is only concerned about one. She gives every excuse in the book why that is but never the less it is not right.
1. There should be a conversation between the adults NOT THE CHILDREN. You have to discuss this with your DH. Let him know how you feel but more importantly how this makes your children feel. He should be the one talking to your MIL. If he does nothing and if you are comfortable DISCUSS this with your MIL.
To be continued...
Answer by KEBaker at 11:23 AM on Sep. 17, 2009
Answer by KEBaker at 11:24 AM on Sep. 17, 2009
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