Mr. Father-Of-The-Year doesn't even know that DD16 is currently on a road trip for sports (that I paid for) nor does he know she just got braces to correct for a genetic tooth defect (I am also paying for). He is SO in touch! Sadly, DD16 said when he texts her (once in a blue moon) she responds politely with "thank you" and what-not, but then she tells me about it and closes with, "why doesn't he just go away and leave me alone already..."
Sorry, just needed to vent...
This above all: to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man ~ Shakespeare, Hamlet
He IS a fucking shitbag. It's pathetic. I truly don't know how they can look at themselves in the mirror and like what they see. That is how delusional he is.
Bless your DD with the polite texts!! Good job momma! My kids choose not to respond at all. Yet he still doesn't get it.
You are doing awesome taking control of your life. Carry on Phoenix1!!
WTF? Vent away girl. We get it. Sadly, we get it.
Sending strength and peace.
Anything they don't like that results from their bad choices is something like spitefulness or vengeance in their mind, never "consequences".