This post is the reason I started my blog – to vent my frustration. If you don’t care about what I’m going to complain about you can leave – I won’t hate you. Really.
Oh and this post might have a bad word or 2 in it. I’m not sure yet how thing will come out quite yet.
So apparently some time this week I became an aunt. I think it was Monday…maybe Tuesday. I just know my sister-in-law (SIL) was in labor for 30 hours and she had a little boy.
So for the entire 30 hours my mom was patiently waiting by her phone. She knew my SIL had gone into labor. My mom was excited, another grandson!
Apparently after having the baby, she was able to contact about 20 of her closes friends and a few of her family members. My mom waited by the phone still. She had no idea her grandson was born.
We had no idea that baby was born until my stepmother had informed me.
When I received that message I called my mom. She was still waiting by the phone for a call or text from my SIL.
She was hurt that my stepmother knew before she did (nothing against my stepmom we all love her very much). But still, she was the mother-in-law (MIL). She was the birth mother of that little babies dad. She was immediate family.
I’m sure you’re wondering why my brother didn’t get in touch with her – well he’s deployed in Japan right now (yeah the Navy is pretty f’ed up for that one). I don’t think he even knew that baby was there yet – due to the fact that he doesn’t have consistent internet/cell signal.
Anyways, so my mom texts my SIL again…still no answer.
Finally I see a picture posted on Facebook…yes, my SIL had the damn nerve to post pictures of her son BEFORE texting my mom.
I know, she just birthed a baby. Yes, it is a HUGE deal. I was there less than 2 years ago. I know it’s a lot of work and it’s very tiring. What really pisses me off though, is that she had the damn nerve to text an umpteen amount of people and completely ignored my mom’s texts.
So I posted on my brother’s Facebook page (knowing she’ll see it) that he’s officially an uncle but “mom and I know nothing about it since she’s had the nerve to not respond to any calls or texts from mom or I”
I guess that was the right thing to do – even though it really wasn’t.
She text my mom and said “J is here. He weighed 7lbs and was 20in in length. Sorry I didn’t text you sooner”
That was it. Nothing about his birth date, time, picture…nothing.
Maybe I’m overreacting. Maybe I’m not. Maybe I’m just sick and tired of people taking my family for granted. Seriously.
I just don’t understand why people can’t pull their head outta their ass and stop being a selfish prick.
So apparently I’m an auntie. I know his name and how much he weighed at birth. I saw a picture of him on Facebook, but his face was hidden a little. That’s it. Unfortunately that’s all my mom knows also. As much as I want my son to be the favorite, I want my mom to KNOW her grandchildren – unlike us when we were growing up.
What do you think? Am I overreacting? Have I just made an ass outta myself for posting this? I sure feel better getting out my frustration lol.