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To think XH1 is a git for not giving our DD1 (20) a b-day present?

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ConstanceWearing Thu 31-Jul-08 12:36:04

Yesterday was DD1's birthday. She was 20. My DP spent the week mowing and raking the lawn, tidying the garden, etc so she could have a barbeque with her friends. He bought the food, the barbeque itself, and the drinks.

XH2 (who was her step-dad for 14 years) gave her £50 in her card.

XH1 (her dad) called and said she didn't need his money anymore, so he wasn't sending her any. He has never, ever sent a card, but often comes down on birthdays and Christmas to give them a present or cash, until he got remarried and had 3 more children.

I called him and said I thought his behaviour was 'bloody unbelievable'. If he had told her he was broke, she would have understood it, but he has basically said she is entitled to nothing from him anymore. And he's never paid a bloody penny maintenance for her, all her life.

What do you think?

ByTheSea Thu 31-Jul-08 12:37:48

I think he's a twat.

fransmom Thu 31-Jul-08 12:38:34

shock i think his behaviour is absolutely disgusting but sadly all too common. my father has also done something similar and we haven't seen him for five years plus since he remarried. it is hard but it is his loss, not your daughter's. ((((((((((((((((((cw and miss cw))))))))))))))))))))

scorpio1 Thu 31-Jul-08 12:40:52

i think he is a knob.

Im 23, married with 3dc and my dad gave me £20 the other day for 'girl stuff'. the point im trying to make is that as a parent you sign up to provide and especially to acknowledge your dc on their bdays!

katiepotatie Thu 31-Jul-08 12:44:55

What a twat angry, she has a lovely step parents by the sounds of it, hope she has a lovely day smile

ThatBigGermanPrison Thu 31-Jul-08 12:46:51

God, I'm 28 and my dad gave me a holiday to the East coast for my birthday, because I am both poor and a spoilt bitch!

ConstanceWearing Thu 31-Jul-08 12:47:16

Thank you girls.

I've got another 5 children (she's the eldest of 6 , we all live together). So his extra children don't impress me much.

The whole family are going to be on beans for the week because I spent most of my money on her birthday. I was just so sad to see her face. Like she didn't count at all, now he has other children.

Kind of reminded me why I divorced the hard-faced bastard though <rueful smile emoticon>

ThatBigGermanPrison Thu 31-Jul-08 12:47:28

he's a prize nobsmear. Glad she has better family than him!

2shoes Thu 31-Jul-08 12:47:51

what a shit.
Hope your dd had a lovely day.
(I am very old and my ds still gives me money on my birthday)

edam Thu 31-Jul-08 12:49:47

Oh, he deserves a whole flock of birds to develop severe diarrhoea just as they fly over his head. Every time he goes out of the house. Bloody man. Obviously your dp and her ex-stepdad are better parents than her biological father...

Hope dd1 had a fab birthday anyway.

TotalChaos Thu 31-Jul-08 12:52:05

You are being completely reasonable. He is a louse. I mean he could have just given her a card and box of choccies couldn't he rather than behaving like this.

TheCrackFox Thu 31-Jul-08 12:54:02

He is a bell-end.

mumeeee Thu 31-Jul-08 12:54:56

YANBU he is. She is his daughter and he should give her something. Hope she has a good day.

ConstanceWearing Thu 31-Jul-08 13:16:57

She did have a great day. Thank you ladies.

Jaysus what an absolute cunt. angry I'm 30 and both my mum and dad frequently give me money for various things.

ConstanceWearing Thu 31-Jul-08 14:01:23

What a strange and interesting name, UFLM grin

Couldn't agree more, but I couldn't tell him so, because my mum was in the room lol.

jesuswhatnext Thu 31-Jul-08 14:47:07

ohh i'v got one of those, never paid a fucking penny, only sends cards, never calls etc - fucking twat angry, don't worry, your dd, like mine, has other, better men in her life. the only people to miss out are the feckless bastards who will only realise waht they have lost when they die old, sad and lonely, having reaped what they have sown grin (i really mean that big grin as well!!!!)

GrapefruitMoon Thu 31-Jul-08 14:50:52

I'm in my 40s and my parents still give birthday presents (sometimes I wish they wouldn't... grin). But some people are just not into it - my PILs have never once given me a birthday card, even for "special" birthdays. Tbh, as long as they remember the dcs birthday, I don't really care any more...

TheHedgeWitch Thu 31-Jul-08 15:42:57

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Twinkie1 Thu 31-Jul-08 15:44:24

Bloody hell I would be on the phone to the CSA immediately - what a complete tosser!

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