Family clearly doesn’t come first
My oldest SD gave birth today! DH, DD and I are going to go visit tomorrow. Is SD13 coming with us? Nope.
Apparently she has 3 tests tomorrow (which she could totally make up).
Heres the thing, DH mentioned the importance of coming along to visit and she asked if she’d have to miss school. Then he tells her to think about it (wrong answer) and that he’ll talk with BM (should have done that first). BM didn’t really agree or disagree to anything and just told DH that SD would call him later. DH eventually calls SD back and that’s when she drops the “I have three tests” bomb. Cry.me.a.river. Based on what her teachers post online, she only has one test and it’s open note. And her school is not so stingy that she can’t make up the work.
I need to let this go, but she just doesn’t seem to value family. She only seems interested if she’s going to benefit from something. We’ll see OSD and her new baby at the end of the month when we’re in town for middle SD’s wedding, but still. Someday down the road she might realize the importance of supporting family.
DH is disappointed that SD13 isn’t going but is also glad that she won’t sour the trip with her attitude. He even said that he felt like he’d have to entertain her on our visit. I told him that no, he had no obligation to entertain her and he knows that she would just spend the time in the corner of the hospital room being on her phone. He couldn’t disagree with that.