Looking back on the last few weeks, X was only a "mensh" for a bout 24 hours when he needed something from me- which was to facilitate our sons visit in the mountains.
Once that was accomplished he returned to his old nasty and selfish self.
Why do I get sucked in every time?
Why cant I see him for what he is?
A selfish man who cares only about himself and his own needs.
His mean act for today is his attempt to "legally" kick my daughter out from day camp because he does not want to pay for a second month.
My daughter is embarrassed and devastated too. She is loving her camp and has made a lot of new friends. X tried to trick her into leaving on her own. He invited her to the bungalow for Shabbos but when she asked if she could be back in the city in time for Monday morning camp, he responded angrily "I'm not a magician!"
When she got off the phone she turned to me and exclaimed: "I'm not going to tatty because hes not a magician."
Im glad shes not going because I know that once she was in his care, he would no doubt "persuade" her to stay. He has done it before- telling her how lonely he is, and that he wants her to keep him company. Sometimes he tells her that he has no money.....She feels guilty (Shes really little) and she gets sucked into his horribleness.
My son who is thank Gd now in overnight camp, was too scared to tell me on the phone that he wanted to come home for Shabbos. X was planning to drive into New York for Shabbos and leave my son alone in the bungalow! My son called me to tell me the situation, but he was whispering and I couldnt hear properly. I finally managed to understand what he was saying. He told me that it was okay for him to stay in the bungalow alone- that he didnt mind. I immediately called X and told him that I would be coming on Thursday to pick him up. In the end X brought him himself.
Why does he always have to make everything into a saga?
And why was my son scared to tell me that he wanted to come home? :(
Will X ever become a mensh?
I think at this age it most likely too late.
It seems he has forgotten about his heart attack-