A week ago my mom and I had it on the phone.
Me: My sister hasn't been able to make a decent decision in her 28 years of life.
Mom: Well that must make me a bad parent.
Me: No. It just means that my sister can't make a decent decision to save her life.
Mom: Well if I am a bad parent, then how did you turn out like you did.
Me: Because I can make decent decisions and put my family first.
Mom: Well you're a bad parent b/c you don't socialize your child 5 days a week in daycare.
Me: I'm sorry that I have the luxury of being able to work from home, which means that we don't need to pay for daycare.
Mom: Just b/c you don't have to pay for daycare doesn't mean that your child shouldn't socialize.
I don't see why I should pay for my child to go to a daycare so that she can socialize with children her own age. She has friends of different ages, some older, some younger and she plays well with all of them. I just can't justify spending money to do something that she gets to do on the weekends when we are able to see our friends and she gets to play with hers.
Did I do anything or say anything wrong that I should be apologizing for? I didn't call her bad mother, but she did call me one. She told me to call her when I came down off of my high horse. BTW this conversation started b/c my sister was being released from jail for the umpteenth time and I just said that she needs to start making better decisions for her and her 5 yo DD.
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