People call me a ‘monster’ after I cancelled scummy step-kids’ Xmas, returned gifts & sent them to live with their mum
LET'S be honest – we don't know a single parent who hasn't threatened to report any bad behaviour to Santa in the lead-up to Christmas.
But while this is a great method to keeping kids in check ahead of the festive season, we've never heard of any mums and dads following through on this threat – until now.
Sharing her dilemma on Reddit, a frustrated step-mum explained how her and her husband have decided to effectively cancel Christmas for his 12-year-old daughter and teen son.
She wrote: "I can't even express to you how much they have put me and my husband through.
"They are vindictive, liars, master manipulators, so disrespectful and tell anyone who will listen that I mistreat them."
Describing how she's put up with seven years of "torment", the woman continued: "They are little clones of their mother who literally can't be explained in words. She is the actual scum of the earth."
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The woman's husband has had primary custody of the kids since 2019 and their mother has them on weekends and in the summer holidays.
However, the woman said her relationship with her stepkids took a drastic turn at her wedding last year.
She wrote: "My stepson acted like a complete a*** at our wedding in front of everyone.
“Then while we were on our honeymoon they stayed with their mother and insisted they didn't want to come home because they are so mistreated and abused and they aren't allowed to speak to their dad so we let them stay with her for two months.
"Of course she sent them home when she decided she was done with them. This occurs every single weekend. They run my name through the mud when I've literally done everything I could for them the last seven years."
Recently, the woman's step-daughter got in serious trouble at school for using a racial slur while her step-son has allegedly been talking about her to teachers and his bus driver.
Today we returned all their Christmas presents and sent them to their mother's home. Everyone says 'oh but they're just kids, this is normal teenage stuff' but it's not.
After reading the 12-year-old's diary, the couple found out she had referred to them as "nosy f***ers".
She added: "They don't want to live with us, this has been happening for years , and it's so bad my husband and I our on medication now and I'm being referred to a cardiologist and suffer from PTSD.
"So today we returned all their Christmas presents and sent them to their mother's [home]. My husband will be giving her primary [custody]."
Insisting that they've tried everything they can think of, the woman wrote: "Everyone says 'oh but they're just kids, this is normal teenage stuff' but it's not.
“No one understands unless they are in the situation. We didn't want it to come to this."
Aware that people will call her a "monster", the woman opened up the situation to other members of the forum to discuss if she'd done the right thing.
One replied: "There is no sign of healthy co-parenting. If this is not the case it always goes to s**t.
"In the end, no matter what she says, it's the parents' responsibility and their fault for how those children turn out."
Another added: "I can't help but laugh at any grown-ass adult who calls literal children 'master manipulators'."
Meanwhile, a third wrote: "So those kids are basically sent back and forth between parents who don't seem to care about them and she wonders why they don't like her.
"Those children has no consistency and are acting out to get some attention. Such and awful environment.."
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