My nephew is 14 and has a shitty life. My sister and his dad are divorced, he has an autistic sister that takes up all of his mom's time, he lives with my sister and she bashes his dad every breath she takes (he's a jerk, really, but to keep saying it in front of his kids?), and he is flunking out of school. He has always had a bad attitude, and no one likes him. He is a bully, and picks on all the other kids.
My husband and I have been happily married for 10 years, have a beautiful home, and our 6 year old son is the light of our life. He has the most wonderful imagination. When he was 1 he would play pretend with his stuffed animals and make them "talk" to each other and feed them.
We were at a family cookout this weekend, and having a great time. We were telling my brother that we were thinking about getting a new car, since mine is 14 years old and my husbands is 18 years old and both are making weird noises. For some reason, this set off my nephew. He started yelling about how we were always talking about our perfect life and we needed to shut up. I do understand that he has been raised to feel like anyone with a better life than his is throwing it in his face. We are not, we just happen to have a pretty wonderful life. We don't own our home, but we are paying the mortgage. We won't be buying a "new" new car, but a used car. Our son goes to public school, just like our nephew did. We have an average income, and can't afford to go on vacation to anywhere but camping or something like that. But we manage our finances well and have it pretty good.
His retaliation for us having a "perfect life" was to announce then that Santa wasn't real. Then he threw his can of soda at the punch bowl on the table, breaking it, and stalked away.
What would you have done? His mom let him stay and didn't take him home, so we left. In the car, our baby asked us if his cousin was telling the truth. When we told him, he cried the whole way home. I am so pissed I want to go slap the little bastard......
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