On Sunday I have a date with my granddaughter — about an hour before we are due at her stepbrother’s birthday party. She sounded happy to have the time with me, and a little worried about why I wanted to see her alone, not for getting our nails done or going out for ice cream, our usual dates. She wondered what we were going to talk about, as if I were going to lecture her about her life (which sometimes worries me from what I read on FB).
I assured her that I just wanted to catch up and tell her about my book (long overdue). I also want to explain to her why I am still estranged from her father (my son), at least from my perspective, since she has recently tried to bring us back together.
This will not be an easy conversation for me, nor for her. But I feel like I owe it to her. She is almost 16, certainly capable of understanding my point of view. It is necessary if I am to retain her trust and our closeness.
After I post this, I will scurry to hide it on FB (since my blogs are networked there). While I am happy to share here, for my regular readers,I don’t think this is something I want to tell the world, or have my granddaughter read in advance.
Wish me luck!