DSD stays with us for her whole Christmas vacation. We have had her for 2 weeks today. Shes also with us for the whole summer, Spring break, mid-winter break, Thanksgiving break...all of the school breaks. Most of these are week long visits or longer.
Is it completely normal for a mother (or father if hes the custodial parent) to not call or make any kind of contact while your step child is with you? When she is with her mom, I make an effort to call about once a week to let her know we are thinking of her, miss her, to get an update about school and about life in general. I cannot imagine going more than a few days without talking to my son so I dont know how she can go 2 weeks - a month without talking to her dd, kwim?
On the flip side, dsd doesnt ever mention her mom in an "I miss her" sense. The only time she says anything is when we wont buy her something ("Okay...Ill just tell mom to buy it when I go back.")
Maybe Im naive, but I just dont understand it. How do a mother and her child not seem interested in each other when they arent together?