What to do when family ignores your kids.
I have to say it's not the cousins fault but their mom's. My sons' aunt. When she calls her brother, it's all about him and DSD but she has to go when he starts talking about our kids. I don't know what her problem is, it's bothered me for quite a while. But my oldest is sad that he was ignored and wanted to say Happy Birthday and make sure his gift got there. So now I'm livid. I have done nothing to this lady. Certainly my kids haven't. Why remember and be kind to your other neices and nephews but be so cold to others? Calling to talk won't help, I can't do confrontational. I feel like writing a letter. DF says his family are all hypocritical asses when I bring up the unfairness and meaness of it all. I just don't know how to write the letter, angrily or try to be nice and question her reasons. Should I just leave it alone and tell my kids that some people are just mean and we should still do the right thing by remembering them? I don't want to start a fight but my child's hurt feelings have me shaking with anger.