- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2011
I know this is supposed to be about our kiddos but I have an issue and I don’t really have anyone to talk to.
First of all, I work with my mother, which is usually great.
My little guy has more dr’s appt than most kids and that requires me to take time off work. Which is no big deal. What bothers me is the crap I get from her and my dad. They have no issue watching my nephew for my lazy older brother but have not once offered to watch my son. My brother is a single dad and I know its hard for him but he needs to start taking some responsibilty and take care of his own damn kid. My dad is retired and for Spring break and Xmas break my nephew was there all week. When he is sick, he is there. My brother has plenty of time to use where he can take off and watch his own kid. DO they ever say anything to him about taking off to watch his own kid?? NO! But if I have to take off to take my son to therapy or if he is sick or his daycare is closed, I hear so much grief about it. Like yesterday, I was told by my dad that I should have made my son’s appointment for after work. I am so sick of it. I can’t change jobs because the pay and the insurance is amazing. There are no openings for what I do in any other area close to me.
I have tried saying something but then all I get is attitude. I can’t say anything to my brother because then he just runs and whines to my parents. He is 42 years old and needs to get his head out of his butt and take care of his own kid. His son is slightly autistic but not stupid. He is a very smart kid but is allowed to be lazy as well. He will be in 6th grade next year and still does not know how to tie his shoes because his dad is too lazy to teach him.
I am beyond fed up. I don’t even want to visit my parents anymore because my brother is always there. He has his own place but goes to my parents house every single weekend, all weekend long to mooch off them and do his laundry. He does work 4 hours on Saturday mornings at the lumberyard in our hometown and leaves his kid at my parents house. When my grandmother was still alive he would leave his kid there all the time. But if I dare ask my mom if grandma would watch my older girls for an hour, all hell breaks loose.
I feel like they never really wanted me and are stuck with a daughter they hate.