We do not see our great-grandchildren even though they live within walking distance from us. Three little mites ages 5, 3, and a baby.
They see the other great grans, but not us. We visit from time to time but our visits always seem to coincide with the
family about to go somewhere else, even if we've phoned first.
The gifts we take for birthdays and Christmas are accepted but never a 'thank you', our granddaughter never brings them to visit us. We are never offered a cup of tea or even a chair although I sit down my DH makes a point of remaining standing. The atmosphere always seems hostile - even DH notices it as the conversation is short and abrupt with no contribution from Granddaughter (the childrens' mother) we make all the running as it were.
I don't know if we've committed some terrible sin or said or done something terribly wrong, but it grieves me that although the older two do know who we are, the babe in arms may never get to know us as we are seriously considering just not bothering with the little family any more. The only thing I can think of is that we are not at all well off and our gifts tend to be way way below the value of the ones of the other three remaining Great grans.
It couldn't be anything so petty could it?
Now - to get to the point (!) is there anyone on here who can give me an idea of what its like to be a grandchild who doesn't know its grandparents? Do you resent them, or dislike them or are you just indifferent? What are your thoughts?
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