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My in laws are rarely around. They never call us or my son and only come around after nagging them for awhile. My father in law has not come over since early this spring - they live 25 minutes away. My mother in law sees my son "occasionally" at his soccer games when she decides to show up for the last 10 minutes - she lives 5 minutes from the field. She will make a promise to my son to call him or come see him and then never follow through. I have my son (he's 5) asking where they are and when they're going to see him. We keep making up lies to cover for them but sooner or later he's going to realize. My sister in laws are even worse than my inlaws if that is possible. They never see him AT ALL. My one SIL has seen him less than 5 times and she lives 20 minutes away and my other SIL has seen him less than 10 times and she lives around 40 minutes away. And to top it off my one SIL is trying to get pregnant and we KNOW in our hearts that the minute she is, our son will be shoved even further on the backburner.
We've tried talk to them numerous times, writing them letters - even CRYING to them. Nothing. Goes in one ear and out the other. It kills my husband knowing that they are like this only to him and his family and not his sisters. What do we do? I try so hard to get them involved but nothing. I am so afraid my son is going to see it soon and that will just break my heart. Any ideas or advice would be appreciated!