A year ago I had a happy, single 21 year old son that I had a close relationship with.
Now, within this last year, he met a girl who was 24 and had already been married twice and has had 2 children ( but their dads were not either of her husbands) ... They moved quickly -- moved into together, got married, got pregnant, and now my son has adopted her 2 sons..
Don't get me wrong I LOVE my new grandsons and I am so excited to meet my granddaughter in a few weeks... but it is soo hard to even like my daughter in law.
Every day I have the boys - she will call me at work to see if I can get off early to pick them up, they stay with me almost everynight , and as soon as my son goes to work she will send them somewhere to be babysat. So if you count it up I technically have them more than she does !!! But puts on an act like I dont care for them if I tell I cant watch them one day ( like the other day when i had a stomach bug and couldnt watch them, she acted like I told her I hated them or something when all i said is that I couldnt watch the boys since I was sick and didnt want them to be sick )
Since this would be her 3rd babyshower in 3 years her family declined to throw her one so it was left up to me.... i spent over a $1000 on the party and the gifts I got her.... I was so happy because I thought I did such a good job -- my husband and I do not make alot of money but we were able to work over and save up just to make sure our grandaughter has everything she needs...
but today i get a text from my son saying she wants to know if I would be mad if she returned the things I bought so she could pick the things out to match the pack and play her mom got her ( she picked out everything online that i bought her !!!! The thing her mom bought her was a $30 thing that is brown and pink poka dots -- compared to the brown and pink flowers on the things that I bought) ..
UGGG this makes me sooo upset ... she constantly does this stuff..and i do not know how much longer I can handle it ~!
Asked by Anonymous at 1:18 PM on Apr. 6, 2011 in Parenting Debate
Answer by gemgem at 1:21 PM on Apr. 6, 2011
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Answer by heiditr at 1:24 PM on Apr. 6, 2011
Talk to your son about your feelings. He can talk to his new wife about boundaries that are sorely needed between the two of you on the subject of child care and respect.
Answer by thecoffeefairy at 1:28 PM on Apr. 6, 2011
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