Crystal - posted on 07/23/2013 ( 12 moms have responded )
My dad and stepmom said they are not coming to my child’s 1st bday party or for that matter any other events for my kids, my sister’s kids and my brother’s kids as long as my mother is there. However, they plan on going to my step-sister’s kid’s bday parties and all other events she has. They said they still want to see our kids, but would prefer 1 on 1 time with them and us on a different weekend. Our whole life, me, by brother and my sister have received unfair treatment from my dad and stepmom because my parents can’t get along. We have gone several years without having a relationship due to their indifferences and have recently called amends. I thought this crap was all behind us, but now they are bringing it up again. My dad said that my mom and stepdad don’t speak to them enough at the events and they feel offended. Surprise to me! I didn’t think they even wanted to speak to them, so I think it is just an excuse to get out the awkward situation. Should I feel jaded and upset that they are now giving my kids the shaft? I feel like once again, they are playing favorites. Should I tell them how I feel or just suck it up?