A woman was left brokenhearted after her own mother ignored her son’s fifth birthday party because she ‘puts the golden child first’.
The woman took to Mumsnet and said that her mother ‘always’ puts her older brother first, who she called the ‘golden child.’
She explained that her son was treated like an ‘afterthought’ by his grandmother and now she’s asking for advice online.
“Long story short, my older brother is the golden child. My mother always puts him and his family first,” she wrote on Mumsnet.
“My brother and I are not speaking (this is his fault, please trust me on that) – and my mother had chosen to take his side, and consequently we (husband, children and I) are always left out of stuff.
“Ironically, my brother treats her like s**t.”
The woman said that she always included her mother in their lives – involving her in parties and inviting her on holidays – but her brother never considered their mom.
And when it came to her son’s fifth birthday party, the grandmother just dropped the birthday plans to favor her ‘golden child.’
“His actual birthday is a weekday, my mother asks what we are doing… We are doing cake and presents after school.
“She asks if she can come – we say of course – my son is excited and has mentioned the plan several times.”
But then, her mother changed her mind and said that she has other plans.
“Guess who other plans are with? That’s right,” she wrote. “Is it too much to expect her to keep my son’s birthday free as f*****g agreed?”
People on Mumsnet were shocked by the grandmother’s behavior, with many encouraging the woman to cut ties with her mom.
“I’d honestly just stop bothering with her,” one person wrote.
“For your own mental health you need to either accept she’s always going to treat you like shite and keep your expectations very low, or you need to take a step back,” another said.
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