My niece's birthday party is in a week, and I have been told that I am expected to be there--I truly am dreading this. I know that there will be two cakes there: just in case she changes her mind in order to avoid screaming. She is awful--last time she was present I made up four different pasta dishes and none of them were good enough: too hot, too cold, wants butter, no butter but sauce, etc., and of course, she ends up eating ice cream instead. This sounds terrible, but I don't want to go, and I do not want to be a part of this child's life at all. I don't see how she will grow up to be well adjusted--she is turning four, and her mother still breastfeeds her (and plans to for the 'foreseeable future'); further, she sleeps with her mother (because that's how the 'native Americans did it'). I no longer speak to my brother (her father) either, so that just makes things awkward as well. We no longer see eye-to-eye, and I do not feel like being lectured, degraded and laughed at by a man who clearly isn't in the position to be doing so.
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2/24/13 at 4:19pm