It's my daughter's 21sy birthday today. She has zero interest in getting together with me to celebrate.

I must have been a horrible parent.

Eighteen years I did it on my own, raised two kids to adulthood entirely on my own. Instilled in them the traits I was raised with - kindness, compassion, consideration, work ethic, love for the arts, remembering the importance of family and your circle. Went without things I wanted and things I wanted to do so they could have and do - including not eating some meals some days so that they could eat all meals all days.


Neither of my kids want anything to do with me unless they can get something out of me. Even on their birthday.

I must have been a horrible parent.

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