I had a revelation last night.
I hate how much my nephews love their mother. I know that might seem like a weird thing to hate, but I’ve practically been raising these kids. Their mother, my sister, gave up custody of them to our mother, their grandmother. On top of health problems, our mother works full time and is barely managing as it is, so I’ve been doing the ‘mom’ thing for the past five years. She comes around every other week or so to argue and steal my clothes. She really cannot be bothered with her kids, and mostly I feel sorry for her, but I can’t stand the way they light up when they see her. She doesn’t deserve it. The only thing she cares about is herself, her weed, and her drug-addict friends. The only reason she comes home anymore is when she’s been arrested or has nowhere else to go (or both). And when she does come home to ’stay’, she doesn’t do anything but sleep off whatever she’s been on. But then she wants to have an attitude with me when I contradict her about the kids, like when she thinks they can stay up through nap time (and be grumpy for the rest of the day) and I tell her no. I feel guilty as hell about it, but I’m looking forward to when they’re grown enough to look back and realize what an awful mom she’d been.
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