Skids and birthdays
So a few days ago was my bday. No milestone bday, just one more year... The skids asked DH the week-end prior if we were going to take THEM out for my bday, so it wasn't like they didn't know it was coming up. So my bday comes and goes, no call from the skids, no text message, no news, no smoke signals, NOTHING.
YSD happens to call DH ronight to tell him about her field trip, at a time when children should be in bed, and asks to speak to me (gasp). She says, "Happy birthday, sorry I'm late." then proceeds to tell me about her fricken field trip. It was like one of those oh-by-the-way-moments, I was just speechless.
After the crap these skids pull (OSD frequently asking for a car, MSD complaining to BM we didn't get her anything for her bday when she's refused to see us for over a year, and YSD tricking us into buying clothes for MSD on a shopping spree for YSD's bday), I've pretty much had it. Of course, it's not a meager bday incident that sets me off, it's much more than that but I don't feel like writing years of their self-centered acts right now.
The skids have only ONCE gotten DH something for his bday and that's only because I gave them money!!! They don't hesitate, however, to ask for money to get BM, BM family or BM's BF something - even OSD asked DH, "You're a man (duh...), what can I get BM's BF for his bday?" this poor sod's bday is the day before DH's, and of course DH got NOTHING!!!
How many of you are sick of being treated like you're good enough to get gifts from, but not good enough for common courtesy? That you and/or DH are always forgotten on bdays, mother/father days, year-end holidays, etc?