What to tell son?
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|Tue, 10-28-2003 - 10:18pm|
Basically, I will be visiting relatives who my mom and dad hate. I have lied to them and told my parents (emotional blackmail) that I won't be seeing them.
My son is 3. What I am afraid of is that he may mention this somehow. I was thinking of coming up with unique names for my aunts and uncles, but then I will have to explain why they can be just Aunt Betty and Uncle Bob. Making a big deal about it will backfire, but are there any other solutions?
Also, how do I explain this as he gets older? "You see son, I am lying to your grandparents and I want you to do it also. BTW, lying is generally wrong."
I know that the easiest solution would be not to go, but I really want to reconnect with that side of my family. I think that they will love me for who I am, not who they think I am or who they want me to be. I need that.