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by Abigail Van Buren

Baby-Sitting Grandma Is Hurt Not to Hear From Vacationing Parents

DEAR ABBY: I work two jobs and took time off from my second job so I could watch my four grandchildren for a week when their parents had to go out of state. They did call the 14-year-old daily, but never once called or spoke to me during that time. Am I being cranky or is that disrespectful? -- FEELING LIKE DIRT

DEAR FEELING LIKE DIRT: I don't blame you for being miffed. It was thoughtless and ungracious of them not to ask to speak with you for a minute. However, if they didn't respect you, I'm sure they wouldn't have left their precious children in your care.

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