It's always been a rollercoaster with my Skids, and I've always had the most trouble with SD15, but last night, I was very hurt by SS13's words. Everyone is working/schooling from home this week due to Covid - so everyone is in their own room/space to do their work during the day. I did not see either child until after work/before supper. Said hello to SD and she replies and says hello. Great - she seems to be in a good mood today. SS comes out for supper, I say hello, and silence. So his father says did you hear her? He responds yes. His father asked, are you going to say hi back. SS, no, why do I have to. So his father sayd because that's what you do when someone speaks to you. SS still nothing. So his father said okay you're not eating supper with us if you're going to be like that. So SS stomps to his room. His father went in to talk to him after - I did ask that he not bring up specifically that he needs to respond to me, but that just in general if someone speaks to you, you respond - I don't want these types of communications to focus on me, mainly because I know it's going to turn into a fight/screaming match. And it's basic curtosy to just respond to someone! That is how the conversation started - asking if something was wrong as he didn respond. It turned into SS saying that he already saw me today (he didn't), and that he was "having a bad day". Then it turned into SS saying I wasn't part of the family (been together 8 years and living together for 7) and that I'm not nice to them. I'm appalled and hurt. I've tried so hard to connect with these kids and have helped out in many ways to get them places that they need to go, and I'm seen as a nobody. I've been nothing but nice to these kids, but after hearing all that last night, I'm at a loss.