My parents have a developed favorite grandchild and it’s becoming very transparent and really aggravating to the non-favorite. We treat both kids fairly; so it’s quite frustrating that they do not. What’s even more annoying is that they also had a favorite child (who wasn’t me). So, it’s an old wound that is even more painful since its happening to one of my kids. We all keep the peace and try to make the best of the situation; but it’s hard.
That is so not cool. Can you point it out to them and they’ll stop or is would that be useless?
Chickie: We’ve all pointed it out. It just hasn’t made any difference. It aggravates both kids. Even the “favorite” has said something about it. It’s more of an issue during the summer. It may become a non-issue depending on where our oldest gets a job.
What a horrible feeling! My brother’s children go through that with the maternal grandparents and the grandmother has tried to break up the marriage several times. Sad when the adults can’t be mature about it.
Kazi: And, since we’re treat both equally, it’s even more noticeable. There doesn’t seem to be anything we can do to get them to change their ways. So we all just have to live with it since there is no other choice. But, it is very frustrating for both the kids and us.