Almost lovely family occasion. . .

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-10-2003
Almost lovely family occasion. . .
Sun, 03-13-2011 - 10:12pm

I've vented here before about brother and spoiled nephew.

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Registered: 11-13-2009
Sun, 03-13-2011 - 10:56pm
That would have made me very uncomfortable, and ticked off, too!

Great lessons he's teaching the kid, huh?

I hope you don't accept any other rides from him. He sounds like a danger to all of you, himself, and anyone else out on the road.


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Registered: 08-10-2003
Mon, 03-14-2011 - 2:45pm

Thanks for the feedback.

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Registered: 12-16-2008
Mon, 03-14-2011 - 3:03pm

I read your post earlier and was going to respond, then decided not to.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-14-2003
Mon, 03-14-2011 - 3:12pm

Irishtea touches on some of the more insidious qualities to your brother's actions that I also found disturbing.

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Registered: 11-24-2004
Tue, 03-15-2011 - 12:14pm

It sounds like your brother gives in to your nephew's every little whim. He's five and

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Registered: 04-19-2004
Wed, 03-16-2011 - 7:29pm

Oh man.

His decision to give his son his every whim is generally between him and his wife. I'd stay WAYYYY out of that one and let the professional therapist handle that one.

However, I think you were all correct in pressing the issue until he complied w/ safe driving. I would not apologize for that. I am glad he finally listened and for whatever reason motivated him DID IT.

However, I also think the way your brother spoke to you - as not sibling children in an immature squabble but as adults was completely inappropriate.

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Registered: 03-06-2011
Wed, 03-16-2011 - 11:23pm

Driving while holding handsies with your nephew is very dangerous. My brother texts while he drives. I yell at him all the time. It doesn't make him stop, but sometimes he cuts it shorter, because he hates conflict.

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Registered: 02-14-2004
Thu, 03-17-2011 - 1:21pm

Your brother sounds very insecure to me.