She was raised a military brat. her mother left her and her sister with their father at a young age. She is extremely high maintenance and a total drama queen. Dyes bright red streaks in her hair, gets odd tattoos. (She's 39) Is obsessed with her looks and constantly seeks attention and compliments. Everything is all about her to the point she left her kids home alone in Germany with my son (working full time AF Msgt.) to visit her sister in CA for a MONTH ! Then spent that month on facebook texting how much she missed them (I think wanting them to text that they miss HER), and acting like she had no choice but to leave for a month.
She calls all the adults they know mom & dad, and grandma and grandpa to the kids. Since they have been so far away we haven't been able to visit. I send gifts but never hear if they get them. I suspect she tells them the gifts are from she and my son.
She constatly posts on facebook looking for compliments , or some sort of "pat on the back". She acts like a child basically.
She has 4 kids, ages 5, 7, 11 and 18.
I worry this is having a bad effect on the kids. And I don't think they have a healthy understanding of real family.