It is a frequent refrain on GN that sometimes, adult children are distant from parents, and consequently, grandparents don't get as much time with grandchildren as they would like.
If this is an issue in a family, does it hark back to the relationship between the parent and the child, BEFORE leaving home / before grandchildren?
I can see it from both sides. As the adult child AND as the parent / grandparent. I see little of my mother, who was always a cold woman, and not particularly welcoming of family until she was elderly. And as a parent/grandmother, the difficulties with my daughter have meant that we are not as close as we could be, although this hasn't (yet) translated into limited contact with my grandson.
But does it ever happen that adult children who were previously very close to parents then distance themselves from those parents, with the knock on effect of limited contact with grandchildren?
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