Their dad died... mom had better things to do *edit at bottom*
So there are these two kids 11 and 14. One morning their mother receives a call that her ex-husband has died completely unexpectedly. She takes the call, informs the kids and proceeds to leave for a doctors appointment 2.5 hours away. It is not a matter of life and death, missing the appointment would not cause her any harm. When asked where she was, she informs sister of her children that she would have to wait too long to reschedule and she did not want to miss it.
Sister had come to pick up her half siblings only to find them in some state of shock, wide eyed, red eyed, lost. She took them back to be with the rest of their and their fathers family.
What would you think of this.
She may have been in shock, I have never been in her head (thank goodness). She started calling about his insurance less than a week later and asking us to empty his account (he had very little) and to please bring her the money. She also wanted to go through his stuff and find the things she wanted first...uh no. Recently she has bothered my grandmother for money set aside for my brother (who is now 18) because she feels it is just as much hers. She is one of those able bodied people who does not even look for a job, she goes to doctors until she can convince them she has a real problem so she can get her PA and habitat house (I have no problem with people who get PA my mom did for a few years when I was little...I love her and like her very much). This is old news, but I have never asked or talked to anyone outside of my family. It happened seven years ago, I still find myself breaking down unexpectedly. The other night I was washing blinds at work and started bawling. It is fresh in my mind again.