I have been on this forum for abut 9 months and I love the support here. All the wonderful chicks and roosters are so smart, thoughtful and loving that I have decided to take the plunge and ask for advice/opinions/thoughts on a personal issue.
I have a half brother (same mom) who is 5 years younger than I am. He is 37 now. My mom is 67 years old and she has lived with me for about four years now. Luckily, she is fairly healthy and she is and always has been a loving mother. Very supportive to all her children.
Last night my mom told me that my brother and his wife are planning a trip over Christmas and they want (expect) her to stay at their house and watch their dogs. Really, they want her to take care of their dogs over freakin Christmas. We don't have huge plans but I want my mom around for the holidays. My brother NEVER calls my mom. He may occasionally text her but only once in a blue moon. He does not ask her over for dinner, not even on holidays, her birthday or mothers day. No cards, no calls (maybe a text) no nothing. I makes me so mad that he ignores our mom. We only have one mom, she is not going to be around forever and he ignores her. And yes, it does hurt her.
Generally, I keep my mouth shut but I am so outraged that I am thinking of sending him a Christmas card that says my one wish for Christmas is that he begins to pay some attention to our mom. She sacrificed a lot for this child and she deserves his love, support and respect. Is it too much to ask for him to take time to give her some attention. Call her, take her out on special occasions?
As a side note, he does not have children, yes he works full time, but it is and always has been all about her family. They do everything for HER mom, nieces, etc but he can't give our mom the time of day. UGH. My blood is boiling today.
So, my question is, should I keep my mouth shut or would it be okay for me to send a card to him tactfully stating he needs to pay more attention to our mom???