My nephew is 6 going on 7, and is rude, loud, and destructive. My sister moved in with my parents last year after her divorce with her three kids. The first thing my nephew did was to peel off my mom's kitchen wallpaper right near the front entrance of the house so the impression when you walk in is that my parents are bums. They only had enough paper to fix part of it, and they had to place it in a crooked way. My mother spent a solid week papering that room, matching every little corner of every little flower so you couldn't even see the seams. She actually cried when she saw what he had done, but my sister didn't even apologize. The whole room, which was re-done only a short time ago, now looks trashy because of the screwed up paper. This story is just to illustrate my sister's behavior about her kids misbehavior, so you understand that saying anything to her is pretty much a waste of time and breath.
My husband and I live in a small apartment and want to have a birthday party for our son, but we can't fit our family in our place. I have ten siblings, and among them they have 14 kids. My husband has 5 siblings and they have 8 kids. We usually have parties at my parent's house, because it is huge enough to accommodate all of us. This year, we want to have a fun birthday party with family. My sister is still living there, and her son is worst than ever. Last year at our other nephew's birthday party he stole several of the birthday presents and said they were "his", spit on the birthday cake, and in general ruined the day for his poor cousin. I refuse to let this happen to my son, but can't think of any way to arrange the day without him being there. My sister is clueless about her son, and doesn't think anything of his behavior.
We have thought about renting a hall and not inviting my sister, but she would show up anyway and the money would be wasted. Even if we told her she wasn't invited and not to come, she would still come. Any ideas? I'm totally lost on this one.....
Asked by Anonymous at 11:35 AM on Apr. 15, 2011 in General Parenting
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