It's not cool to roll your eyes when you look at the packets of snack crackers the kids are eating. I know you don't like anything with cheese, but how is making a face helpful? Don't you know how much the kids look to you for cues?
It's not cool to go shopping with all of us but only buy flowers for your granddaughter and not her brother who is standing right next to you. What the hell is wrong with you?
It's not cool to watch your granddaughter at soccer practice and cheer her on, yet during your grandson's practice take his sister to the nearby playground and miss all his three year-old moves. Don't you think he noticed?
It's not cool to bring tracing workbooks for both kids but only spend time with your granddaughter doing hers. Don't you remember that they are both in preschool?
It's not cool to help the five year old scoop and eat her dinner but when the three year old wants the same help to belittle him and ask if his arm is broken. What has he ever done to you?
Hey, Mom. It's nice that you want to come to visit, but you cause a lot of stress. When I take you to task on some of the things that you do, being defensive is not an apology. Explanations are not an excuse. I don't know why you do the things you do, but they are harmful and make me sad.
NATUI the daughter
Monday, April 19, 2010