Interesting Step Discussion
So I was at my mom's house yesterday, and her divorced friend was there. Friend is in her 60s and has two grown daughters and an SO she's been seeing for over a year (but doesn't live with). Friend was complaining that her SO has made comments recently that her daughters aren't successful enough, while he thinks his own adult children are perfect. I asked if he could be concerned that her kids take advantage of her, or she's supporting them too much. She said no, of course not (which I believed because I know she never babysits or does much of anything for her daughter who lives around here).
A while later, in the course of discussing something else, I learn that Friend's other daughter, who is married and lives about 1000 miles away, is planning to move back here next month. Apparently she only makes $12 an hour (despite a super expensive college education) and her husband doesn't have a job at all, so financially they're not doing well where they are. And their plan is to live with Friend "for a few months" while they figure out what they want to do. It sounds like that "figuring out" doesn't include finding jobs here because they want to move to a totally different state. Oh, and they're also bringing their four large, shedding dogs to Friend's house (Friend is a neat freak and keeps an impeccable home). I just rolled my eyes. Gee, I can't imagine why her SO has concerns about her kids. This woman truly has no clue. I felt like I was reading StepTalk!