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@dfollin (12768)
United States
February 11, 2017 11:50am CST
I have one sister that I grew up with, that has one daughter, therefore she is my niece. And I have three adult children and between two of them I have five granddaughters. I do not have reliable transportation, therefore I do not get to go to their homes to visit or take any of the granddaughter's to lunch or whatever. then when I ask one of my kids why they went to visit them and did not take me along they tell me that they do not need to because they are closer to them because they are their siblings and nieces. That grandmother's are not that close to them. But my sister and my niece call my mom a lot! They never talk to me, even tho i live in the same house. Does this happen to anyone else?
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@celticeagle (119865)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Feb 17
No, not to me. I am a great grandma and I don't get to see them like I used to. But, grandma does and that's what s important. My granddaughter used to have a FB account and took a lot of pics but she doesn't now so I don't see the little guys(two boys) that much.
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@dfollin (12768)
• United States
11 Feb 17
Oh I'm sorry you do not get to see them. They all live not more then a half an hour away. My granddaughter's and adult children. My sister about an hour and my niece lives very far away tho.
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@celticeagle (119865)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Feb 17
@dfollin ......And they don't come see you?
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@dfollin (12768)
• United States
12 Feb 17
@celticeagle Oh yeah sometimes, two of them only live a few blocks away and my mom watches the oldest one before school and walks her home from the bus in the afternoon. The oldest one that I babysit I see every week now only for about an hour the other 2 I rarely get to see. And they keep asking when I am coming over.
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
11 Feb 17
I'm sorry that is so sad. I would take you if I could I bet we don't live in the same area.
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@dfollin (12768)
• United States
11 Feb 17
Thanks I used to live about two hours from you when I was a baby,lol
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
14 Feb 17
@dfollin no kidding where abouts.
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@dfollin (12768)
• United States
14 Feb 17
@fishtiger58 Taylorville, Kincaid and Decater. I still have a lot of family in that area as well.
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@UmiNoor (3535)
• Malaysia
14 Feb 17
I feel for you. My three adult daughters live with me and I look after my one and only grandson. My children sometimes don't like to bring me along when they go out. They would leave me with my grandson at home. Even my grandson's mother doesn't like to bring her own son out. When they were younger, I brought them out everywhere I went. Now that they're all grown up, they won't bring me out with them. I guess it's true what my mom once said to me. Parents will treat their children like princes and princesses but children will not treat their parents like kings and queens.
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@dfollin (12768)
• United States
14 Feb 17
Thad is sad. But your grandson's mother won't take her own son out. SMH!
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@UmiNoor (3535)
• Malaysia
14 Feb 17
@dfollin I know right. I think she's just still too young to have a child especially without a husband. She's only 22 when she had him. She still wants to enjoy life.
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@dfollin (12768)
• United States
15 Feb 17
@UmiNoor I had my first child the day before my 19th birthday and my second child when I was 22. I was single. I guess it depends on the person. I know people older than me that have kids and are too involved into wanting to go out.
@JudyEv (134912)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Feb 17
That's pretty sad. You should not be taken for granted like that. Maybe you need to kick up a bit of a fuss.
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@dfollin (12768)
• United States
11 Feb 17
I have and I am ignored.