My dad lives in Alabama, we live in Georgia, it a 4 hr drive. The only time we really hear from him is when its our birthday. He doesnt have a facebook, he doesn't text. Its been about a year since I've seen my dad.
He called me today, because its my birthday. I asked him, are you coming to Alys head start Graduation. He said he wasn't sure because Linda (his ex GF's daughter) is graduating. It really pisses me off for the simple fact that we never see him. Linda has a dad. Why does he really need to go? It would be GREAT if my dad payed attention to his kids, and grand kids, as opposed to his EX girlfriends daughter. WTF!
He has done this ever since we were little. Any time he had a girlfriend, he didnt come see us, didnt call as much, or anything like that. He even refused to pay for half of my sisters senior stuff when she graduated because he said she didn't need all that stuff .. "Class ring, etc.". I wanna wave my hand at him and say "HEY! Were important too!".
Last Feb. I asked him if he could PLEASE come to my kids birthday parties, me and my sisters missed him, and the kids wanted to see "Grandpa Toby". He said he didn't have the money for gas. I offered to PayPal him some, and he said .. "You dont understand .. its more complicated than that". WTF ever. This will be the 3rd Headstart graduation he will be missing.
I know i sound like a bitch, it just really hurts my feelings. I know he lives out of state, but he could ATLEAST make an effort sometimes. I don't know, maybe I'm just being a brat ... but so what. Sometimes a girl needs her daddy, even when she turns 28. I'm really at the point on giving up on having a relationship with him.