Update on DW wanting skids to move in
In my previous forum entry, I mentioned that I was coming under pressure to allow the DW's 2 skids to move in because they're allegedly being mistreated by her ex husband and his new girlfriend. It's a long weekend for us and the skids have been at my place since Wednesday evening. SD has an upper respiratory tract infection and is coughing. All of us in the household, as well as her brother, SS, have had the same bug, and it's really just an annoying cough and some phlegm.
SD did have medications but forgot these at her dad's place on Wednesday when my wife went to pick her up. Fortunately we did have cough syrup at home and flu medication left because, as I said, previously all of us had the same bug. We gave her some cough and flu meds Wednesday night and again some Thursday morning (she woke me and my wife up and my wife got up to give her some more.)
Lo and behold, DW's wife's phone rings Thursday morning, not half an hour after my wife getting up to give SD more meds. It's her ex husband on the line, tearing into DW because we're "ignoring the SD and endagering her life." Seems SD sent a text to her dad complaining that we did not have an asthma inhaler ready for her at our place. I saw the texts, hysterical and melodramatic, ending with "daddy, daddy, please come fetch me!!!!"
Well, gee, whizz! Firstly SD does NOT have asthma, none of us has asthma either, so why would we have an asthma inhaler on standby? Secondly, should one really give a child who hasn't been diagnosed by an MD with asthma medication for a cough? Thirdly, whose fault was it that she forgot her meds at home?
Now this SD is the same one who complains that her BD, my wife's ex, is neglecting her and her brother. The same little brat who's prepared to lie in a text to the allegedly neglectful dad and hysterically demand that he comes and picks her up? I'm kind of glad this happened, in a way, because I'm no longer going to believe the stories about the way the stepkids are being treated at my wife's ex husband's home. If he's really such a terrible father, how come his daughter wanted him to come and collect her? If you ask me, I'm being manipulated with BS here.