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Posted by: anonymous
2020-07-31 21:02:20
ID: 65086
In response to a confession. So, since Dad didn’t want to go out into public, we invited him to dinner tonight at our house and he said yes. I made his favorite (baked pasta, Italian salad with homemade dressing and homemade bread with strawberry cheesecake for dessert). He called two hours before arrival time and started asking questions about the yard sale we had three weeks ago. Did we wear masks? Did others wear masks? Have we had COVID symptoms? Then he decided that he may have the virus (though he hasn’t been near another person in a month or more) because he has a 99.8 temp. I love him dearly, but I think his mental health is declining.
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Posted by: anonymous
2020-07-30 17:35:22
ID: 65077
My almost 86-year-old dad is loving this pandemic. He was a hermit before, and now he has the perfect reason. He doesn’t watch, read or listen to the news. He just knows that everyone has to wear masks. He wears one in his apartment (he lives alone), he leaves the building at 9 pm to pick up groceries and prescriptions (wearing his mask) and wears his mask at all times in the car. He’s been to our house four times in almost four months and wears a mask until it’s time to eat. Last night DH asked him to go to dinner with us tonight and he jumped at the chance. I told DH he’d back out.....DH got the call ten minutes ago. He’s very good at making himself sound sick. It’s how he got out of our ballgames and family get-togethers all my life.
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Posted by: anonymous
2020-07-25 23:23:36
ID: 65042
In response to a confession. Sounds like he needs therapy. My nephew is 12 and is going through similar issues that my sister is very concerned about. He's been in therapy for a while now and it seems to be helping, plus my sister has been being really tough on him as far as discipline goes. Kids need a parent who gives them very black and white rules; not someone to let them work things out on their own. They don't know enough to know better yet always.
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Posted by: anonymous
2020-07-24 19:00:58
ID: 65032
In response to a confession. My heart breaks for you and for her, OP. To be so young and already starting an abusive cycle. So sad. I know she's an adult and can do as she pleases, but somehow you need to stop her or one day you might be going to her funeral. Or what if they have a child and he starts abusing the child? Ugh, so heartbreaking all around. Hugs.
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Posted by: anonymous
2020-07-24 05:07:54
ID: 65013
I'm heartbroken. My DD 19 is going back to her ex that beats on her. I've never been with a man that hits me. I don't understand why she thinks this is a good idea. I keep telling her love is not wanting to see the person you love bleeding and bruised. I don't understand this. I'm scared for her. Everyone we know wants to hurt him, she is in love wtf? She was 100% free. She was going to look into college now she's going to throw it away for a guy that controls everything. I don't get it. :(
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Posted by: anonymous
2020-07-22 15:56:52
ID: 65009
What do you do when your 11yo kid does not care at ALL about doing the right thing? The lying, manipulating, gluttony, blatant disrespect and lack of morals is just completely shocking to me. I have been a very hands on parent, always involved in every aspect. But I've always tried to give him respect and space to work things out on his own as much as I can. I've done the best I can, and I have no idea if this type of behavior is normal? I get life is different right now, but when you have everything and then some... the only really different thing is not going places.
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Posted by: anonymous
2020-07-19 22:19:35
ID: 64981
My sister is having to check over my niece's homework until school's back in. They get assignments where they have to write a paragraph (5th grade) and my sister is horrified to see how my niece writes--it's all texting abbreviations. I bet this is so common these days and I feel bad for all the teachers having to get them to write actual words.
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Posted by: anonymous
2020-07-19 05:11:52
ID: 64974
It's been 6 months since you've seen your grandkids. Even before this pandemic, you weren't exactly coming for visits. You post pictures about how much you miss your grandkids but can go off with whatever new guy you are dating. I invite you over for my birthday so you aren't excluded and I want you to spend time with my kids. You asked me if your bf could come. Um. No? We barely see you, I don't need to have you there trying to play happy family with some guy who will be gone by this year when you ought to be with the kids. The dinner isn't a way to introduce me to this guy, I don't want to meet another. I want you to be with the kids, laugh with me and spend time with us. Now I'm the bad guy because I said no. Ok. You can come or not, it's your choice. I hope I could see you but I don't think it's healthy for my kids for you introduce your new BF as "Grandpa" like the last time.
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Posted by: anonymous
2020-07-12 21:52:28
ID: 64917
Every day, I swear I catch myself more and more turning into my dad. Its infuriating because I feel like all the negative traits he has are the ones that I somehow managed to get. Why couldn't I have had parents with better personality traits? I know this is a stupid thing to bitch about but that's why I'm doing it here and not unloading it onto anyone in my real life.
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Posted by: anonymous
2020-07-06 17:35:28
ID: 64859
OP with the 3yo DGD and 25yo DS who was being lazy with her potty training. Well, he's back working again finally and DIL is staying home with DGD. They just absolutely do not want her in daycare. (Are daycares even open??) DS is much happier now that he's working and DIL is much happier now that she can be home with the little one. I know DIL will be more diligent with the potty training, too. They are both struggling with her toddler tantrums though. I don't get it. I've seen her have meltdowns (and they're BAD sometimes), but they're so infrequent when she's visiting. She just seems to behave better for me than she does for her parents. I don't remember if my kids were like this. Any parents of toddlers or grandparents of toddlers want to weigh in? Is this normal?
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