By Anonymous - 29/07/2015 12:04 - United States - Camden
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I never understood why "I/He/She/They care about you!" is seen as an excuse to be rude , and sometimes a down right ass to the person you say you care about. Trying to force yourself into a trip your daughters are planning to visit friends they don't get to see, and that you don't even know(most likely), a trip where you probably would just get in the way(because lets face it, there are a lot of things we want to do and say with friends, that we don't want our parents around for) or would be bored out of your mind and would probably bug your daughters to entertain you rather than hang out with your friends isn't caring, it's being rude.
I am not saying that they have a bad attitude. Attitudes can be good or bad or anywhere in between. I completely understand that they wanted some time away and obviously away from the dad which is fine. What I was saying is that if they didn't want him there in the first place, he would be better off staying at home than to be with people who didn't want him around. In my opinion the attitude conveyed is selfish, which is the norm anymore, that's just life, however, my family is very close and any journey my Dad wanted to participate in with me would be a great benefit to me because my dad is a great guy. I understand that some Fathers suck and would be miserable to have along which is why I worded it the way I did.. You are free to take either explanation which to me are one and the same..
He wanted bonding time. you did not.
Although he might've just wanted to spend some quality time, he should also have respected the possibility they may just want to spend some time together when he was told no. Assuming it was a respectful no.