Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 6:22 pm
Post subject: 3yr old niece
every time i call up my little niece she sounds soooo excited to hear from me(i'm fave auntie!) but when i speak to my brother he always ends up screaming at her while i'm on the phone!! i'm beginning to hate calling up
she only does little things like swings about in the room(apparently getting in the way) shouts bye bye to me while standing next to my brother. just general antics. am certain she's feeling neglected because they've just had another baby.
the mother never had much time for her anyways but since sophie was born emmy has really gotten less attention than ever, her bedtime isn't stuck to because mummy is too busy with baby, she's left at home with her grandmother or grandfather so the mother can take the baby into town shopping!! am sure she just wants some attention but my brother just won't listen to me and says she gets plenty of attention yet i've never seen her mother play with her, do painting with her or anything that she tells my brother she does when he's at work, she just sits emily in front of the tv or colouring book and ignores her to play with the new baby
sorry, bit of a rant but i feel so bad after just speaking to her and hearing her crying (yet again) because her daddy shouted at her
Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 6:36 pm
she's my lil babygirl(i saw her daily for the first few months of her life and was basically second mum) and i could never treat her the way they do.
she will beg to go to the park and her mum will tell her later, then never take her...i hate to see that disappointed look on her face
i'm about 300miles away from her so i can only make limited visits but she's such a sweet little girl. emily visited me a few weeks back and when she went home her mother had the baby in her arms(sleeping) and instead of putting her down to give emily a hug just said 'oh, so you're back then'
Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 6:42 pm
she seems to only have the babies for the attention it gets her.
i used to think she was a good mum but since she got pregnant with the 2nd she's just totally lost any maternal feelings for emily.
i don't talk to my mother so it's not an option, i have spoken to my brother myself though and he doesn't see that there is anything wrong.
my brother at least still shows emmy attention but it always seems to be the bad kind lately. i think this is why she does silly things because even though it's getting her bad attention, it's still attention from her daddy which she is craving
Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 6:48 pm
Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 7:30 pm
thats awful, it is hard having 2 children, trying to share oit the attention but its so important to do it. i make a point of every now and then having a 'special day' with my daughter where we do things just the 2 of us, sometimes its something little like she comes to town and even though she hates town she likes it when its just me and her or a trip on the train or taking her to watch a show at the opera house like the rainbow show or cbeebies, i make a whole big thing about it being a special day for her and jay is staying home with daddy, she loves it
Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 7:52 pm
have tried suggesting that to my brother, he says that she gets to spend time with her mum when sophie is asleep but that's not proper special time because the mother runs off to the baby as soon as she's awake.
i can understand it's hard having two kids but even before the baby was born she never really had time for emily.
i guess she's just a s*it mother i just can't wait until i move back to my home county next year so i can take emily alot more and make her feel special
Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:32 pm