… a little bit of this, that and a lot more

It’s my pa’s birthday today. 69. A magical number. He reminded me just how magical it is when I called him this morning πŸ˜‰

 

He’s nostalgic. Missing mom. Missing our get-togethers. Missing us.

 

Before, we would all get together and celebrate each ones’ birthday – a supper during the week, and a big powow over the weekend.

 

That was before mom died. And when they were still nice people. Or maybe it was all just a front?

 

Now no one (except me) bothers. Every year (since I made peace with my issues) I make the effort. Lunch, supper. Whatever he feels like. Every year OB & BB does fokkol. Not a prezzie. Not even a card.

 

His school made a bigger fuss over him than we do. Okay, there are reasons.

 

He’d never win awards for being the best dad. He wasn’t. But he’s still a person. And getting older. And the only parent we have left.

 

Yet they are quick to run to him when they need money or help with this and that. Fuckers.

 

They make me sick

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Comments on: "Family. Pity we don’t get to choose them." (34)

  1. Aai! Not good.

  2. colleen_figg said:

    ja if they want nothing to do with him they should not accept his money either. fuckers.

  3. Killakat said:

    This is just the thing, they constantly ask. And never pay him back. They are true assholes

  4. santanajewels said:

    they are bastards hon.. this happened to my mom and her precious son… my sis and I were the blacksheep of the family .. he milked her for every penny she had… my sis and I ? We never asked her for a cent…not once !!*hugs* dear one

  5. colleen_figg said:

    agreed!Happy Birthday to your Daddy anyway!!

  6. kat64 said:

    At least he has you.Happy Birthday, Dizzy’s Dad.

  7. lumans said:

    i second that

  8. Noelene said:

    You are the better person. Happy Birthday to your dad.

  9. bronwyntivers said:

    Hey Diz,Definitely agree with you on that one!!Hope you and your Dad have a good day πŸ˜€

  10. Mahesi said:

    Happy birthday To your Dad Dizz!He should not give when they ask or maybe he does out of guilt? They are so so wrong and selfish.Have a great afternoon πŸ˜‰

  11. Killakat said:

    You hit the nail on the head! So he’s a push-over, hey? πŸ˜‰

  12. Killakat said:

    lol! I felt bad for a wee moment (calling them assholes). But not anymore πŸ˜‰

  13. Killakat said:

    Very similar to our situation…thanks hun

  14. Killakat said:

    thanks you too

  15. Killakat said:

    thanks MM!

  16. Killakat said:

    lol! I concur!

  17. Killakat said:

    Thanks doll!

  18. Killakat said:

    Indeed! Selfish buggers πŸ˜‰

  19. Killakat said:

    Ja, fokken familie! πŸ˜‰ xxx

  20. Killakat said:

    Thanks Tweak. He’s getting old, he will pay for his sins eventually. Maybe he’s already…xxx

  21. Killakat said:

    Thanks Coll!

  22. hemmingway said:

    this sounds like my husbands family. everysingle Christmas we arer souly responsible for his parents and they are 5 kids all living. I agree with you dizzy can’t still punish a old goat. Bit it is rally frustrating if your siblings don’t help. Just take a dop take you topie out and one day your kids will have to do the same….lol

  23. JournoJen said:

    It’s amazing how siblings can be so different. Almost like they didn’t come out the same place! You are special for making your dad’s day special xx

  24. Killakat said:

    lol! My family’s a mirror imgage to your husbands.

  25. Killakat said:

    Aww, thanks for saying that Jen

  26. bronnie.l said:

    My poor dizzy. I hate how family falls apart if the lynchpin… you are still a good person. and he is still your dad regardlesswish him happy birthday from all us randoms! hheheee

  27. jeanihess said:

    Hi Dizzy: bless and congratulations on your dad’s birthday.You are right: he is your dad; he is family and he is human…. if we were to love and care for people just because they are good, we may not love many people in the end!!

  28. Same shit different day said:

    Happy birthday to Dad and I feel your pain with the family stuff, it’s all so sodding complicated. Good for you for making his day special – MWAH πŸ™‚ x

  29. one-eye-only said:

    Pity we don’t get to choose them?Pity we don’t get to shoot them.

  30. linniezx10 said:

    Happy B-day to Daddy Dizz! I agree with Simon!! Hugs xxx

  31. Killakat said:

    You put it so nicely, Jeanie

  32. Killakat said:

    lmao!! I’d be an orphan!

  33. jeanihess said:

    Bless:-) Have a great day!!

  34. avryl said:

    lol at Simom…I agree.

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