Has anyone's skid changed their spots?
SD30 had first baby late last year. Both SD and baby have had some health issues but it appears everything is now on the mend.
Over the years, SD has been very neglectful of her father and his entire family (including her grandmother, aunts, cousins) and pretty much ignored them. SD sees BM every day since she watches baby, and SD is in frequent contact with BM's family. You know, the typical scenario where BM and her family are of utmost importance.
I must say that since the baby was born, SD has been a bit better about initiating contact with her dad. She will send him photos or short videos from time to time. This is a huge difference from pre-birth days where there would be zero contact unless my SO initiated it with her.
I disengaged a while ago and am polite when needed but otherwise don't ask about SD nor engage in long conversations about her. She still has no contact with me, never has, and I'm fine with that. It is what it is.
So I was quite surprised to learn that SD, her hubby and the baby are tentatively planning a trip to visit my SO's family in the fall. She reached out to one of SO's sisters (SD aunt) and told her of their plans. She did not tell my SO of these plans but contacted the aunt directly. Of course, being kind and generous people, they said they would be happy to see her, meet the husband and baby.
It should be noted that both my SO and BM's families live overseas so I am quite sure the fundamental purpose of the trip is to visit BM's mother but they are tacking on some time to see SO's family, too. I wouldn't be surprised if BM is also going to go with them but will go straight to her mother's house.
I'm just wondering if it is possible that skid's can change their spots? Not sure why SD has this sudden urge to connect with her father's family, especially when she hasn't even planned a trip to visit him here with the baby and he's just a few states away. Am I missing something?