Kari - posted on 07/16/2011 ( 8 moms have responded )
I need to ask you all your opinion on this matter. I have brothers that are 5 years older than me. My one brother has 4 kids, ages 2,3,9 and 10. My other brother has 3 kids, ages 12,8, and newborn. I have 1 child who is 5. I've never had the closest relationship with my brothers but I feel now because of this my child is suffering. My brothers (and their wives) are always doing stuff together, the kids have sleepovers and play dates all the time. My daughter loves to do stuff with the kids but if I want the kids to play together, I always have to pick them up and bring them to my house. I am so frustrated over this. This is a reaccurring problem and lfdast night I stopped to see if my neice wanted to have a sleepover but what do you know, my other neice was already having one there. So I post on my facebook page "How do you teach a 5 year old the art of not being included in things?" This set off a major blowup with my parents because my one brother got upset over this. I didn't include names, I didn't point fingers at anyone so my thought was that they must be feeling guilty. Any how, I see this as a major problem as I feel my daughter is getting left out and I feel bad for her because she crys over not being invited to do anything.