Sunday, October 25, 2009

Cuz I don't have kids...

Yesterday on my way home I got a phone call from my mom. I had completely forgotten that she asked us to watch her dog while they go visit my sister. They are going to be gone Tuesday to Sunday. I told my best friend about it since she was with me. She then asked, do your parents ever visit you? Um, no actually. Why? Because I don't have kids!

I wish it was all in my head that they don't visit because we don't have kids, but sadly it is true. The worst part, it's not just them, it's everyone! My parents drop off their dog while heading to my sisters. My in-laws "stop by" as they are "passing through". Once in a blue moon mine or my husbands siblings stop by as they are also passing through. My mom visits when my dad's out of town for the summer and her excuse for coming is to see a play.

Since infertility obviously isn't hard enough, this just makes it that much better!


Alex and Sarah said...

Hey Dawn-Marie,

I've been reading your blog for a little bit now and totally relate to what you say. I wish I could write some of these same things but my family absolutely loves to read blogs and my friends always check mine. I just have to vent through others and my own personal journal.

This happens to me all the time with my parents. I also hate how much my parents and in-laws buy the other siblings things. My mom is always sending packages to my sisters and even though it is not about the money, the thought really does count.

When my mom or mother-in-law talk on the phone after talking to me for a few minutes they start talking about a grandkid. I know it's mean to say this, but we aren't that interesting to them anymore.

Anyway, thanks again for saying it like it is.

Anonymous said...

I totally know what you mean. My mom and dad only visit those with kids in my family. I have been begging her FOREVER to visit me and she always finds an excuse - mostly that she has no money - but then a couple weeks after that conversation I hear about how she is going to my sisters again to see the twins...... she has been to my sisters over 10 times, my house none....... I even got a cat in hopes that would help her come out... nope....... you are not alone :)