Tired of favoritism among grandkids
My son had his pre-k program this week and we invited the grandparents for dinner beforehand. My in laws brought my son’s younger cousin who my kids love dearly. However, the cousin is the favorite grandkid who the in laws see daily. The in laws hadn’t seen my son in a month and were only giving my son negative attention. They made him cry 2x over how he was acting towards his cousin (he wasn’t sharing his power wheel motorcycle and didn’t want to take off a mask the cousin was scared of). this was kid stuff the in laws were exacerbating instead of defusing. My husband got in a fight with his parents over the blatant unfairness of their behavior. His parents were going to leave but I convinced them to stay b/c I knew it would crush my son if they left. This alone pisses me off b/c it shows they were not thinking of my son’s feelings when this was a special day for him. The next day my husband called to apologize for using strong language during the fight (not for the reason they argued). the in laws were still mad at him b/c he and my 4 y/o were being mean to the cousin. Really?! I mean, really?! Does this seem absurd to anyone else?! I am at my wit’s end!!