Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: state of confusion
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Geez, what a tough spot to be in. You cannot let her favor your dd, or it will be emotionally devastating to your ds. Have you tried talking to her abou it? (my moms excuse is that dd is older and so shes easier to do things with, but I just wont do it anymore. She use to have dd come over, just dd, but ds cries if she leaves without him and its not fair so we just decline).
I think its pretty cool to be given a car!! But you know, my mom is like your mil when it comes to helping. She promises it, even volunteers it, but never does it. And makes me feel like a bad parent or a huge imposition if I ask. Then I get lectured on how I chose this, so deal with it, shes raised her kids, she deserves a break, etc. etc. (she deserves a break is the same reason she wont go back to work and my stepdad is pulling double shifts to pay everything, even though he just had a heart attack and heart surgery)
I may not have much advice to offer, but I feel ya! I know how frustrating it is to deal with someone like that!!
~Me, mama to soapbox boy (1991), photo girl (1997), gadget girl (2003), jungle boy (2005), fan boy (2007) and twirly girl (2011). Twenty five years of tree hugging, breastfeeding, cosleeping, unschooling, craziness!