My brother is back in the fold!!
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|Tue, 07-22-2003 - 10:07am|
About a year ago, my brother ticked off my parents BIG TIME. They even changed their wills! I tried to tell them (I am a peacemaker at times) that this was a little strong and that they really need to keep a relationship because of their grandson. (I had tried to keep a relationship with my nephew, but my brother and SIL sent anything I sent to him back!!) My parents told me, in no uncertain terms, that my brother was not a nice person etc. Heck, I have been telling them that for years!
My mom had cancer and he never called to see how she was doing (did I mention that he is a doctor who has a specialty in oncology?). I called all the time, sent pictures etc. (I couldn't visit because she was so sick and the doctor said she had to be "isolated") Now she is in remission and recovering from treatment.
OK. Flash foward to this year.
Finally, at my urging, parents started a new relationship with them, trying to see their grandson.
During my mother's illness my parents had to sell her car. She wasn't driving so why have it when the money could be spent elsewhere. My mom tells me yesterday that my brother is buying her a luxury car!!! He can well afford it.
I was speechless! She said that she doesn't want to take it, but she doesn't want to argue with my brother so she is taking it. NOT FAIR!!! He can buy his way back into the fold?
Writing this down I guess it seems a little petty, but I still feel as if this isn't right. My brother and I had an argument a decade ago and my parents are STILL mad at me about it! Why should he be able to buy their affections?