Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Timmins Ontario
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And then there are the ungrateful grown kids. I have 2 sons and 2 stepsons, ages 26, 25, 23 x 2 - my 2 sons plus one step son are very humble, ask for little, appreciate everything they get throughout the year alot, and expect nothing more at Christmas. The other is engaged to a young lady from a well off family and live across the country from us. In 4 years, not a Christmas card, not a gift, not a visit, not a thank you. This year we sent gifts, didn't even hear from them except that they were celebrating at "her" parents home. When my DH texted finally last night and asked if they liked the gifts that we sent the response was only that they already have something similar to one of the gifts. No comment about the other half dozen things we sent to them. No thank you. No Merry Christmas. No what did you guys get. Nothing!
I refuse to compete with the soon to be in-laws and as far as I am concerned my step son and his fiancee seem to be 2 peas in a pod and made for each other. He was honestly not like this until he got caught up with her and her family - she seems to be a lovely girl but very "entitled". Makes DH sad - me I don't spend much time worrying about it. Their day will come .....
On the other hand we have a great niece who is 10, and is the most giving and appreciative little girl - it is a pleasure being with her. She would much rather give than receive.
Forever in our hearts - Oakley 21/10/03 - 23/11/12 and Seger 21/10/03 - 23/03/14 - Our hearts and home are empty.