Because They're Not.
It is well known that my three young siblings were born on crack and have had a tough life. My aunt and uncle got custody of them almost two years ago. At the time, it was just them and one of their sons living here. Well, my cousin (by marriage) and his girlfirend lost their house because they couldn't afford it, so they moved in here.
My cousin by marriage's father and his family are VERY nouveau riche. They're not really rich, just well-off, and they flaunt it to the extreme. They are snobby and all live atop an ivory tower on the lakefront. Well, my cousin has inherited this attitude. Even though, he is poor as hell, and lives here with his girlfriend and baby. His father won't give him a piece of the pie, only small handouts here and there now that the baby is born.
Ever since my cousin and his gf moved in here, he tries to jump in and dictate my three young siblings. I can tell that he doesn't like them, and never has, just because he has his father's attitude that they are "trash." Now that the baby is born, it is ten times worse. If they so much as cough, he yells at them. If he's got the baby and one of the kids comes up to kiss the baby, my cousin will say, "Get back!" or whatever, not even acknowledging that they are trying to show love.
If they touch one of the baby's toys, he yells at them. My sister is sick and he said, "She's always sick!" Like, she is the scum of the Earth. Everytime she coughs he goes, "****!" or something to the effect that the baby is going to get sick. Well, I have news for him, that damn kid is bound to get sick, and if he doesn't like it then he should go move in at his dad's lakefront mansion (the offer has been extended to him many times).
His baby, even though I love him dearly, is not "better" than my brothers and sister. They cannot help their circumstances. He just banished them to the bedroom to watch cartoons because he doesn't want them running around waking up the baby.
I mean, something tells me that they should have known a 2, 3, and 4 year old weren't going to be silent and orderly just because they can't afford to live on their own with their child.