This isn't a stepdad, it's the dad that stepped up — and back down, on all his stepson's hopes and dreams. Sitting around the Christmas tree, one stepdad opened a mean-spirited gift and reacted with zero hesitation. Now, he's wondering if he did the right thing. On Reddit, he asks:
To preface, I wanna start off by mentioning that me and my 16 yo stepson (Ricky) do not get along. He's made it clear he has one father and isn't interested in having a relationship with me be it bad or good he just doesn't care at all.
He's one of the weirdest kids I'd ever met.
After selling the land I inherited from my dad, my wife managed to convince me to start a college fund for Ricky. I wasn't sure of it til I noticed how he'd sometimes "tolerate me" just because of it.