You ever wonder how some people can just show such blatant favoritism, or maybe it's just the lack of thought. But I doubt it. I'm so mad my Nicole was on the wrong side of such. Friday they had a 4th of July family get-together at Deedee's in-laws. From what Deedee say's they acted like they wre barely there. Mike would try to talk and they talk around him or interrupt, and I gather this is a normal thing. I don't know if it's because he was adopted or what. But, the real kicker has me mad. Grandpa and Grandma took all of Mike's sisters and daughters to have a manicure and pedicure. They never called for Nicole and Deedee to go too. Then they spent the whole day talking about how wonderful it was. I commend my daughter and Nicole on their ability to endure this without leaving. I don't think I could do it. This not the first time something like this has happened with them. I cannot believe people could be this way.
Darla's mother-in-law was the same way. One year she took on 16 granddaughter on a cruise but left out Stephanie out. When confronted (by Jim) she said, "well Steph's just 16 and I didn't think she would like it". Jim said so is Amber and she never gave Steph a chance by asking her. You don't think that hurt her?"
I could no more do that than cut off my own arm. Four of my grandkids are step-grandkids, but to us they are outs just as though born to us. What we give to one we give to all. Most of all our love. I understand and feel very proud to say, both my son-in-laws have said they would rather be with us than their own parents. What a sad thing to feel.
I waited a couple of days to post this, as my anger at the situation needed cooling off or this would have probably been a vile worded laced rant. Sorry for the downer post, but just had to vent a bit.
With all that said, hope you all have a good upbeat day.