A few months ago my SO and I were waiting to find out where we were pcs'ing to, we were also expecting our son too. Well, my parents threw a fit about us trying to move closer to them so they can be involved in their grandsons life. It's like they literally think that we choose where we move to. Even though we've explained countless times that it's up to the military! They gave us so much crap about it, like we were horrible people if we didn't stay close to family. So then we found out where we were moving to, ironically, an hour and a half away from where my parents live. What are the odds, really. So we moved, our son was born, it's been 3 months and my parents have yet to make an effort to come by and see their grandson. They see him when we make the effort and go to them. No phone calls, no "how are you/baby doing", no visits. Nothing. Oh, and they've only seen him once because of the time we went to their house. But we can't always make those trips, my SO's schedule is demanding and always changing. And I'm trying to keep up with him and raising our newborn. They don't understand our lack of availability to go to their house. Especially since my SO and I share a car. But they're more than welcome to come to our house! I'm just so annoyed with it. >:|
It seems like they don't understand our lifestyle. they especially don't understand how pcs' ing works even though we've explained it countless times. Grr.
But anyway, whew! That rant needed to come out!
Do any of you have family who don't quite understand or support your military lifestyle?
Posted by Anonymous on Oct. 30, 2013 at 11:59 AM