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How often do your parents see your kids?

My parents can't even remember my son's name so can you tell how much time they spend with him? I went to visit them the other day and my dad looked at my baby and was like, "Aww! Hi.. uhh.." And then I called my mother today just to talk and she asked, "So, where is Ta, er Ja, er what's his name? I forgot" I really wanted to say HIS name is Jaydon!!! YOUR very first grandchild's son is JAYDON! Yes, I'm not very happy right now, sorry.


Asked by sweetvietchic at 7:17 PM on Dec. 20, 2008 in Relationships

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  • wow thats really sad and mean :( im so sorry to hear that. but i think something must have happened between you and your parents that they wont really care about you and your own little family. :(

    my grandparents (german) have a problem to pronounce our daughters name Corian. So they just call her by the middle name, which is Maja. But never could i imagine them not remembering there great-grandchilds name, much less would my parents forget their first grandchilds name. I see my dad every weekend (he is at work the whole week) and my mom we usually see every other day. My parents can barely live a day without seeing our daughter.

    i think you should have a talk with your family. because thats really mean, that they wont even remember the name of your little baby :( it even hurts my heart to hear that.

    Answer by m.robertson811 at 7:26 PM on Dec. 20, 2008

  • like never they never come round and my mom goes by my place every day and theres always an excuse and my dad only live 10 mins away we would go there but no car

    Answer by butterscotch297 at 7:20 PM on Dec. 20, 2008

  • My parents are both in different states. My Dad is in FL ...Mom is in NY. I'm in MA. I see my Mom every Holiday or when the kids have school breaks/vacations. Haven't seen my Dad in 5 years - his choice and he's missing out on some good memories.

    Answer by qtmomof2 at 7:22 PM on Dec. 20, 2008

  • Oh I live in FL and they are both here.. in the same city.

    Answer by sweetvietchic at 7:24 PM on Dec. 20, 2008

  • My mom lives here. We can trade if you want, lol. Just joking! She has always been very involved as a grandma (My father and I are estranged, he's never even met the youngest) But his parents on the other hand...Well, at least they remember the kids' names. It's their loss, though.

    Answer by mamapotter at 7:25 PM on Dec. 20, 2008

  • my parents are seven states away, have fourteen grandchildren and have never forgotten a grandchild's name
    worse they do is check which child they are talking to so they know which grandchildren to ask about

    Answer by bi-polarmommy at 7:27 PM on Dec. 20, 2008

  • mrobertson Thank you. =) But when I was pregnant my mom kept talking about how involved she would be. I called her when I was in labor and she didn't show up until the baby was already out and we were on our way getting switched to another room. That was the first sign I got that he wouldn't really know his grandparents. =(

    Answer by sweetvietchic at 7:29 PM on Dec. 20, 2008

  • they don't spend enough time with them. my father is ill and my mother has never been able to drive. well now he can't drive either and with everything else i have to do we don't get up there nearly as much as we should but they do remember there grandchildrens names sorry honey even i remembered his name from before. love ya

    Answer by jodi205 at 7:30 PM on Dec. 20, 2008

  • My parents have never met mine. Stupid hippies turned self serving yuppies! The hippie generation ruined the world, man!

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:32 PM on Dec. 20, 2008

  • love you too cuz you're my bitch. lol =)

    Answer by sweetvietchic at 7:32 PM on Dec. 20, 2008