I didn't meet my dad until I was 13. My mom worked with his sister when I was younger though, so I knew her. My dad, his wife, and their kids stopped inviting me over when I got them a set of regular kitchen glasses, and didn't get them and the kids individual gifts. I was 13 and had no job...they claimed "We each got you gifts. I thought...if you would have paid for me to pick out gifts like you did them, I would have. My stepmom also asked why my mom wasn't on birth control. I was 13!!! It's not my fault he suggested my mom put me up for adoption, or else lose him!!! I do not talk to him, but his parents have always treated me the same as any of their other grandkids, as does his siblings. I see them once or twice a year, but they also live in Missouri (for farming) for 6 months a year. I never even get so much as a card from my dad, and I stopped sending him cards as well.....his loss right?
I am closer to my mom's side. My grandparents pretty much raised me. My older sister was raised by my Great Grandma who lived next door. My mom and I see eachother once a year if we're lucky...and talk on the phone once in awhile. Things have changed between us since my brother died in 98. My mom irritates me because I can't stand her new boyfriend. She dumps him and he always comes crawling back. UGH!!! My mom lives in Green Bay, as do both of my sisters. My older sister has a cat named Rascal and lives by herself. She's a workaholic (has 3 jobs) so we never really talk. Since my mom's boyfriend came back, my younger sister (13) stays with her dad most of the time. My aunt's and uncles aren't close either. I'm close with my Grandma, but that's it.
I'm probably closest with Scott's family. His mom has 10 brothers and sisters. It's so nice to spend time with a normal family!!!
His mom treats me like the daughter she's never had, and I'm good friends with one of his aunt's. Scott gets along well with his brother even though they seem like opposites (I guess its the shared love of NFL football that keeps them close).