Sis I cannot stand, but I love her kids
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|Sun, 06-22-2003 - 11:05pm|
I have a sister that seems to like causing trouble so much, that I finally decided to only deal with her on family basis. Or should I say only when I have to! (Long, long, long, story!) But I used to keep her 3 kids all the time and I am very fond of them. I miss them too. All though they do tend to get on my nerves because they are very undisciplined, but that is another story too. Lol!
Anyway, it has been one year since I quit keeping them and having anything to do with my sister. So obviously I do not get to see my 3 nieces much at all. I was at my Mom's yesterday and my sister showed up with her kids. None of them acted like they wanted to talk to me. In fact they almost acted afraid of me.
I realize that I am the one that decided to do away with my sister in my life, so maybe this is what I get. But have any of you dealt with a similar problem when it comes to the kids you love, but you can't stand their parents? How did you handle it and how can I get them to see I am really a good person??????
I have still made it very clear to my kids that my sister is still their aunt and they have to treat her with respect. I tell them that they are not to ever dislike their aunt or anyone just because of what I experienced. But if someone does wrong by them, then they would have reason to dislike that person. I do not think my sister is raising her kids that way though. So how should I go about letting my nieces know that I love and care about them without making it totally obvious?? Thanks for any ideas you all have.