Grandparents Day at my kids' school is Friday. It still eats me up that my mother in law never showed one year and BOTH my kids were crying at school because she promised she'd go. She lives across the street from the school...she "forgot." ONE day out of the year and she forgot. The only time my parents have ever gone is when my oldest son was in Kindergarten. My Dad is a drunk, my Mom is selfish/crazy/rude, my mother in law is a whiny lazy arse, and my father in law is also a drunk. My kids basically have no grandparents because none of them can be counted on for any thing. They don't visit, call or return calls. Rarely one will show up to a sporting event, late or some times drunk. It's bad enough not to have parents, but for my kids not to have grandparents hurts my feelings. They are hurting my kids! This kind of thing keeps me up at night. :( What can I do?
Asked by Anonymous at 1:43 AM on Sep. 8, 2010 in Just for Fun
No one needs a grandparent in their life especially if that Grandparent cannot do right. It's nice to have one don't get me wrong. But only if that grandparent is going to positively add to the kids life. IF they can't then you should really distance yourself from them and not expect them to do anymore until they decide to change. Until then all you can do is protect your children from some of the pain they will feel. I know from experience that you can want something bad but when it is dependent on another person we cannot make them do what we feel is right in the end of it all. So be grateful that they have you a loving mother, and father who will be there for them.
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