That's so cool that he signed his thank-you cards himself! What a big boy. I can't believe how our babies are reading/writing already. Conner is a bit excited about school. I feel waiting the extra year was definitely worth it. He's a lot more mature than he was in Sept. I don't think he was ready then.
I upset Bobbie because I called her out for posting on FB a long vent using the f-word numerous times...like once per sentence. It's turned into 3 long, blasting emails where she's essentially told me I suck now, I sucked then, and she hopes I find peace or whatever when I'm on my own. She said that I never talk to her or listen to her, which really grates on my nerves because I spend more time talking to her about everything in the world than I do her two sisters put together. She accused me of reading her diary when she was younger and even said I'd told her something about writing two positives for every negative thing she wrote. I've never gone through my kids stuff. I've always felt like if they wanted me to know something, they'd tell me. I think the worst for me, or what's been bugging me the most, is she accused me of never praising her or talking good about her except when it makes me look good. I don't know what she meant by that. I certainly don't praise her or any of my kids in any attempt to reflect well on me, and frankly it's an unfair accusation because either I'm not doing it enough OR I'm only doing it to look good. So I can't win.
I ended up writing her back and saying that we'd talk about it in person, but I'm sure she's taking that as more 'proof' that I'm ignoring her and not talking to her. I refuse to get into a long, heated email debate with her though. It's just very sad for me because I've worked so hard to make her and her siblings happy and apparently that hasn't been good enough. I don't know what else I could have done. I might have done a lot of things wrong, but one thing I'm certain of is I've been the talking parent. Talk talk talk talk all the time. And I've enjoyed it. I resent her saying I never talked to her though. It makes me wonder...where have you been?