Sunday, October 13, 2013
The other day I had to make a very hard decision and it has left me very depressed. My sister's husband has been a jerk to me since they got married, but lately his drinking and moronic behavior has gotten much worse, and he has finally crossed the line. Friday night I went out to dinner with them, and he was drunk as usual, and he started berating me, calling me "the WORST person", the meanest Aunt, saying I was scaring the kids by answering their questions about Frankenstein... He actually slapped my butt in the parking lot saying I needed a spanking. And it wasn't playfully. This follows an incident a few weeks ago where someone from the restaurant called the police on him for spanking my nephew, and he almost got arrested. Made for a lovely dinner, as you can imagine.
I just can't take it anymore. I love those kids to death, but I cannot stand their father. He is a drunken idiot. There, I said it.
So, I have decided to remove myself from the situation and no longer babysit for them or visit, unless he is not going to be there. I am also removing myself from the kid's Halloween party I had planned. This is very, very sad for me, but I feel I have to make a stand. My sister has got to do something about her situation... and I can't make her.
It has left me very depressed. The highlight of my week was babysitting and interacting with the kids. But life is too short to put up with this crap.
SO....yeah, I have been eating too much and I laid on the couch all day yesterday and most of today. I am supposed to be starting a challenge as of last Saturday and I am finding it hard to get enthusiastic about it.