Tomorrow I will pst Part II to my Hillbilly story. I promise. Meanwhile, I have some ranting to do.
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When you share the roof with someone (specifically my brother, his wife and their 2 children in this instance), and you have absolutely opposite parenting styles like night and day, it can lead to a lot of stressful moments. There is also very little you can do or say, because who are you to tell them how to parent their own child/ren. Of course, if they are harming their child/ren physically or emotionally, then you certainly have the right to say and do something. In fact, I think you are obligated to as a fellow parent. Otherwise, you’ll be just a loud mouth who should keep your traps shut.
Sigh. Maybe I will come up with something constructive that doesn’t sound so … judgemental. It is so hard not to be, if you know the whole situation . . . And the children will benefit, everyone will benefit, if there are ‘improvements’ implemented.
The other thing is, people! Stop with the DS and DD and DH etc. already!!! It’s super annoying. They have a name. If you don’t want to use their name publicly, then make one up. Otherwise type it out! Son. Daughter. Husband. It’s that simple!!! Gah.
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