My husband and his daughter have always had the best relationship. I'll be honest, in my early days of being a stepmom, I was jealous of the bond they have!Yup, I can admit that, because I learned from it..
SD moved to another state in August and since then, DH has been less involved than he should be. In fact, he hasn't been involved in her day to day life at all. Granted, BM makes it difficult, but he should at least be trying and he hasn't been.
So the other night, I got a few drinks in me and went on a rant about how he's going to lose her all together if he doesn't step up his game. He tells her he will send her something and then he doesn't. He tells her he will call before bed, and then calls 10 minutes after her bedtime..
Now when he does call on time, BM doesn't answer the phone, BM doesn't tell him what's going on - but I gave him the website to SD's school calander and told him to call the school and find out what spirit day is. If it's anything like DS's school, then send her a hair tie that is in her school colors, or a t-shirt with her school name on it..
Ask her if she's doing any fund raising. Ask BM if he can mail her a box of snacks for a class party.. Be involved!!!
I work in a mail center, it's not like the shit can't get mailed - but you have to give it to me to do so!!!
So today, he handed me a box of chocolates and a picture he colored for SD and asked me to mail them..
Good !!!! He already has an envelope ready with Monster High stickers to send out on Friday.
He says he wants to start sending something once or twice a week !! GOOD !!!
So what are some ideas of inexpensive items that he can send to her, that you would give to your child if you saw them on a day to day basis.
Pictures colored, coloring book and crayons, books to read, nail polish, stickers, tattoos, candy, bedtime snacks..
I need ideas guys - She is 6, and a girly girl to the fullest !!