Did you struggle growing up? This makes me so mad! I don't understand him.
This isn't a bash post.. I'm honestly curious. My parents were young parents, 17. For me, my parents were for a very short time on PA about a year. My dad has always been an extremely hard worker.Right now he's almost 60 and works 70 hrs a week driving semi ( and has since I was a child) so he can afford my mom's medical insurance because she has stage 4 breast cancer. I feel bad for him, he's getting older and tired. When we were growing up, my parents ALWAYS provided to the best of their ablility, we may not have always had the latest clothes and I remember one time my dad actually had to take a minimum wage job at a tourist attraction for money when he got laid off and my mom had to get our christmas presents from a church. My mom was always there to greet us when we got off the bus (SAHM) and she was the best! There were times when my family struggled, but we always had a nice FAMILY Christmas and we would always get the gift we wanted for birthdays or Christmas even if its the only thing we got. Many times my dad had to take two or 3 jobs to pay bills before he got another good job and our family was filled with love. I remember one year when I was 7, I wanted a My little pony paradise estate and my dad did extra work so I could get one. They are in a much better financial situation now, but they barely had high school educations when they had kids. They were the best I could ask for.
My brother loves to make my parents feel awful about the things he didn't have. He tells them, I don't want my kids raised poor like we were (Meanwhile, he delivers pizzas, cheats on his wife and treats his kids awfully).. Not only has he told my mom to "Stop using chemo as an excuse" to not watch his kids (She gets it every two weeks and is sick for about 3 days after).. he tells my mom that my dad was a shitty dad because he didn't get everything he wanted. He's always saying things like "my kids will never grow up like we did" to my mom constantly. Sometimes she cries over it and my heart breaks. He's so mean to her and I just don't understand why. I have another brother who adores my parents as well. He's even gone so far as to say my parents were abusive to him to other members of our family. This NEVER happened and it makes me so sad for them!