Disrespectful Adult Child!
My son and his girlfriend live in Florida and they are expecting their first child. I live in Michigan and my gift for them was to decorate the babies room. That turned into a disaster. It started off that I drove 8 hours and they didn't even have any food to eat when we got there. Which I thought was rude. He expects you to pay for everything. The girlfriend picked the theme and the bedding and I picked the paint colors (which were beautiful). I gave the baby shower which no one helped with cleaning the house or doing anything to help with that shower. I payed for pots and plants to make the entry way look nice. As far as the baby's room all I got done was putting the bed together and hand building a changing table to match the room and put a saying on the wall and hung 3 little things that came with the comforter. I guess I overstepped my bounds. I will tell you it will be the last thing I do for them. I tried to sort the clothes by months and tried to organize a little that was a problem. I am only there for two weeks give me my glory and then do whatever you want when I leave. Constant turmoil. No one would communicate or ask what anyone would like to do for dinner. I certainly wasn't going to cook when no one eats it if you do cook. I never found two more rude people in my life. If they want to cut the grandmother out of their lives than so be it. It is the babies lose. I will never stay or help them with another thing in my life. If they did say thank you they certainly didn't mean it. My son told me there was a flaw in my gift and if it was such a flaw then take back the **** and send me a check. He thinks I need to apologize when in September I said well congrats and as long as I get to decorate the room. They both agreed at that time. Then all of a sudden it is a problem. I didn't pick the theme, I didn't pick the comforter. I paid for it though. I did everything based on that theme. All I did was put the bedding on the crib so it looked nice and put something on the wall. All they did was ***** about it. Never once could they take us out for dinner for spending a fortune or to show there appreciation. All they did was complain or come right home from work and go in the bedroom, never say good night, never ask if we wanted to do anything, nothing. Just as long as you are forking out money they are okay, kinda. I thought I raised someone more respectful. My son works his *** off and all she does is complain that she is tired, she doesn't clean anything except the kitchen. She can't even wash the back of a pan. I guess she thinks you only have to wash the inside of the pan. If he wants to live in filth then whatever. She always has an excuse for everything, I'm tired, this pregnancy, my hormones, you get tired of excuses all the time. Manners do not have anything to do with excuses.