Yes, this post is totally about my mother. The reason being is because I feel her lack of socializing and thinking of others besides herself sometimes is really ruining this TINY family. I do not depend on her at all, but since her parents are still around she depends on them. I feel bad because they may ask her for one simple thing, such as driving them somewhere a few times, and it becomes an issue with her. She will say no. She hasn't even seen her granddaughter (my daughter) for over a month now. She is 40 mins away driving. It is easy to get here. We are currently unable to head over to her, but even my DH says he shouldn't have to ALWAYS go there when she can easily drive and bring her parents. Her parents cannot drive here on their own because my grandpa is a little sick. He doesn't want to take the chance and we completely (DH and me) understand. My grandma is pretty hurt because we are pretty close (she was always there for me growing up). I can easily wait a few more weeks when we are capable of taking the ride there, but why wait when she can easily come before than? Her excuses are always "I am tired", "I have things to do", "I do not go out on Sundays." Seriously though, I am getting really frustrated. She is always asking about her granddaughter and always wants pictures, but why not come and see her in person if you miss and love her so much?
Sorry, I had to vent. Hopefully no one thinks I am overreacting. I really do not believe I am.
PS: It is bad enough DHs family makes absolutely NO effort to see our daughter. Maybe his father, but no one else and his family is quite large in comparison to mine.