Monday, November 10, 2008

Update on the 'rents - they can #suckit

So I think I may have been disowned but no one told me.

I still haven't heard from my parents.

Several weeks ago I sent them the link to the pictures we had taken at JC Penney's. I never heard from them.

I sent them each an e-vite to Kiel's birthday party, and I know they opened it because it tells me it was viewed. Neither of them responded.

Last week I priority mailed them pictures of the boys and a CD with pictures and video. In it I included a note and specifically asked if they were coming for Kiel's birthday. The USPS tracking said it was delivered on Saturday. Still not a word from them.

I don't want to be, but I'm really upset. I can't believe they don't have the decency to respond. Not to mention it's their grandchildren they are ignoring.

Clearly they think I've done something awful. Calling them on their lack of attention to my children, and disagreeing with them on how to raise Noah, not to mention expressing my pain at never feeling like I was good enough for my dad, must be some pretty bad shit.

So I'm at a loss. Rich says I should just call them, and I suppose I should, but I'm being stubborn. I've made the first step, and the second, and the third.

The longer this goes on the harder it is going to be to get over it.

They suck...



  1. I would call. They can choose not to answer the phone, but you can leave a message. If you leave a message and get no other response, I would say that you have done all you can. Let it go.

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  3. That is crazy. I am with you on the whole 1st, 2nd, 3rd thing. However, I think you just need to be able to reflect upon this down and the road and feel certain that you did everything you could to make the situation better for you and your kids. If you feel like you have then its over, if you don't then you should probably try to call.

    Ever since my dh's dad died, I have been considering almost every situation that way. Did I do enough to keep my conscience clear in every situation? Can I walk away with the assurance that I have nothing to feel guilty about?

  4. Aw, man. That sucks. I'm so sorry, my friend.

  5. I don't know what to say Katt. I think they suck and I am just asw stubborn as you.
    Best case scenario, they call you or respond some how this week. Worse case scenario, I can be grandma.

    You got the favicon working!! Congrats!!

  6. wow-you are right they can 'suck it'! geesh I am speechless on this and wish i had some great words of wisdom (((hugs)))

  7. Sorry - but I'm all about unconditional love being the responsibility of parents. I mean - WE certainly accepted the good with the struggles, right? They should flex a bit...if not, then they know how you feel and where you are.

    Sorry this is so painful for you!

  8. I agree with whoever else said to call. Then your conscience is clear and it's all on them. And if I see them around town I'll "accidentally" run into them with my shopping cart, just for you!