Well its happening - mini pity party below
Summer with SKs has begun. We haven't seen them since Christmas thanks to Covid.
SS has made the turn...Its not full fledge PAS but he is so guarded and 100% Mom-centric. There is not an equal parenting respect. Thats not to say he's a bad kid, just acts like DH is a fun uncle he sees once in a while vs. Dad, if that makes sense.
DH has fought for these kids forever. We have made epic trips when money was tight, and valuable vacation time ONLY spent on picking and dropping off and driving half way across the country.
All for this...this lack of warmth...this lack of depth. It's so disheartening.
This is the kid I was worried about was depressed. He's not, he's just been taught and repeated "what happens in our state stays here vice versa". Kid doesn't seem to understand he is allowed to tell us he likes a girl or has a friend or had any kind of expereince ever. Its like he is so awkward and uncomforable talking about anything of substance out of fear.
I'm sad for DH and I'm pissed at BM and the whole situation....I'm kinda dreading the rest of Summer break now.
SD is still a spitfire and good as gold....loves dad unapologetically. Maybe we can save one.