Cynthia - posted on 03/04/2010 ( 41 moms have responded )
Ok ladies, I am in desperate need of a vent session!!!
My sister is a teen mom (had her baby shortly before turning 18). She has no job, isn't looking for one, and is finishing highschool online (which she failed one semester of already). Her baby's daddy and her current boyfriend are both scum. (Not only in my opinion, pretty much eveyone who knows her feels the same way.)
She and her beautiful daughter live with my mom, who she completely relies upon to support them both. She also relies a lot on getting money from my dad (our parents are divorced). She gets pissed if my mom doesn't want to watch her baby while she goes out with friends at night, after my mom just got done working 10-hour days at a manual labor job. She doesn't ask, just TELLS my mom she's gonna take her car somewhere (she obviously doesn't have a car with no job). She tells people my mom does nothing for her baby, even though that baby wouldn't have diapers or clothing if it wasn't for my mom (she gets formula and baby food through WIC). So she has absolutely no appreciation for eveything my mom does for her and her child!
Our babies are only a month apart, and as such, we were gonna plan a double baptism. NOT ANYMORE!!! I've been asking her to pick godparents for sometime, which she still hasn't done. (And honestly, what ELSE does she have to do with her time?) I asked her if she will have money to help pay for the food and stuff, and she says "I'm sure mom and dad will." WHAT THE F?!?! I'm not letting that happen. I'm so sick of her expecting all this help and not even caring to try to do anything for her own child!!! I'm done defending her and helping her out, even if she is my sister. I can only take so much of it! This has been going on for almost 8 months.
How can a mother not even care to take care of their baby?! I just don't understand... She sits around the house all day, not even helping my mom with any housework or anything. I know she loves her daughter, but it's one thing to love them and another thing to really care about their well-being. I could never imagine NOT supporting my own child! You'd think a parent would want to... And I think anyone can sit home and watch a baby every day, that doesn't make you a good parent. (No offense to the stay-at-home-moms, that's a totally different situation. This is a situation of a mooch.)
So I give a big GREAT JOB! to all the moms out there who really work hard (even the stay-at-home-moms) to make a good life for their child(ren)!!! All these moms deserve a thank you.