I feel bad for her kiddos. I think that if it were me, I'd offer to take the kids out every so often (one-on-one if they're difficult to manage together), like an honorary auntie.

I am curious about the dad's role in all this. Does he just let mom make all the calls? Is he afraid to speak up so he doesn't upset her? Or does he just not see a problem?
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