Sharon - posted on 12/22/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )
I'm sitting here thinking about my daughter's relationship with my parents, my brother, my sisterinlaw and my nephew. Man, it makes me feel so sorry for my husband's side of the family big time because they hardly know my daughter and THEY DON'T TAKE THE TIME to even act like they care. The only one I get a feeling that is interested in my daughter's life is his grandmother who lives in Hawaii. She always responds asking more and wanting more pictures of her but my husband's father or mother just send a short: Awww....that's cute. Thanks for the update we are all fine.
I know they live in Maryland and we live in Florida so there is that gap but I send them an email every two weeks or so with an update on her plus pictures. I'm to the point where it's like okay I'm done bothering with you guys. Not like I'm expecting more then what I've been getting from them as DH doesn't even try to communicate with them so I hate to say I'm use to it but still. They'd rather take a trip to INDIA or Mexico during the summer then to take a trip down to Florida to see her. I'd be happy if they showed up for a day or two between flights to their EXOTIC vacations.....now without notice they send me an email stating they will be here the 27th and 28th of this month plus they want to take her to a family reunion on the 31st of this month.
Great! What about my plans to stay with my mom for a few days before I go back to school so my nephew, who is six months older then my daughter, can have his cousis playtime....that is his term for her....she's his cousis.....cousin/sister. Yep they are that close that he considers her more a sister then a cousin and acts like it too.
So now I'm off to call my mom and let her know the bomb that was just dropped on me by his parents and then hand the phone off to my husband so he can explain why I'm upset to his parents.....yeah I'm upset because we planned to take the kids to this park that was having a snow adventure featuring Dora the Explorer ice sculptures.....my daughter loves Dora...hmmm....maybe I can get away the first of January to meet my parents and my nephew there since we will be in the area for the family reunion....hmmmm....wondering if my brother will mind if I borrow his son for tha reunion. At least that way my daughter will have a playmate her own age there.