Christina - posted on 02/12/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )
I'm not a step-parent but I feel as if I am. I have a daughter of my own but I have also helped raise my 5 year old nephew. His mom, my sister-in-law, isn't really the best mom. She is more worried about having a good time that she is about her son. Don't get me wrong she makes sure he's taken care of; when he's sick she takes him to the doctor, when he needs stuff she buys it; but she doesn't spend time with him if she can find someone to watch him. This weekend she actually took him out into the cold weather to a Mardi Gras parade when he had been running a temp of 101.3 at my house earlier that day, which of course made him even more sick. My mother-in-law and I have tried time and time again to talk to her and make her see that she needs to step up and stop putting him off on us all the time but it does no good. Anytime either of us can't watch him she gets mad and acts like its our fault that she actually has to take care of her child. I love this kid like he was my own but I'm sick of being used and run over. Any advice?