What do you do when you can no longer deal with your godchild’s family? I love my goddaughter immensely, but I’ve had enough of this. Today was another day that my goddaughter’s mother promised to call back and didn’t. This happens all the time. The last time was followed by profuse apologies. This time she was asked “So, you’re going to call back before ‘xyz’?” “Yes” was the answer. However, no call back happened. I know this is a small thing, but it is just one little thing that shows the complete disrespect the family gives to us, the godparents. (My husband is her godfather.)
If plans are made to get together with our goddaughter’s family, it is not uncommon for them to be 2 hours (or more) late.
Add to this that it pains me to watch her stuck in such a chaotic family and I’ve just about had enough. I am stressed out to the point where I am dizzy and nauseous just thinking about all this.
If it weren’t for the promises I made in becoming a godparent, this would be a very easy decision to just leave these people out of my life. I don’t even think they would notice (aside from my goddaughter, but she’s too young still) if we stopped calling!
Has anyone ever been in a similar situation? Any advice or thoughts would be appreciated. I’m starting to feel that her family makes it impossible for us to be the godparents that we want to be.