Holiday Letters from Adult Step-kids
We get lots of letters with Christmas cards every year. I like most of them. It’s nice to read about the events and triumphs of friends and family…
but I hate the ones my step-daughter (30 y.o) sends out.
She sends them out three or four times a year. I don’t mind that she keeps her family updated on what her and her boyfriend are up to:
She’s a marathon runner, and has a goal to run in every state in the US, he’s getting ready to retire from the military and is taking college courses, getting ready for a new job… they do some fun stuff together, winery tours, horse back riding, going to old mansions, concerts…
I do not like that she includes information about what my husband and I have done (concerts, trips to Vegas, etc…) and how GREAT her brother/g/f and baby are… (sure, great, he’s 26 years old, unmarried with a baby with a 20 year old girl who works one day a week and they live under our roof!)
I want to tell her to stick to talking about herself… but I don’t want to hurt her feelings.
I get along REALLY well with my SD, I know that she’s sugar coating the situation with her brother, because I’m sure it’s an embarrassment to her if the family knew what a LOAD that he and his girlfriend were… but I really don’t need for my husbands’ ex-in-laws to know our coming’s and goings… I don’t need my husband ex-wife to know either!