Dad is ignoring grandson
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|Sat, 07-10-2010 - 12:19am|
Hello....I have posted here before. My grandfather died in January and my grandmother died in April. These were the two people who (helped) raised me and my brother. My mother was a single mom who was struggling and they really pitched in.
Of course, we were devestated when they died. They were the glue who held the family together.
Here is my question: My children and I ate lunch every Tuesday with my grandparents, dad, stepmother, and other family members. My son is 4 and my daughter is really too old to remember. She isn't who I am worried about....My grandfather died suddenly in January. My grandmother basically gave up the day he died. The issue I have is that my father and stepmother have not seen my son (or daughter) since January. I have asked them to come by and see my son but they just blow me off. I have really given up....I feel like my son has lost his great- grandparents, his grandfather, and grandmother. Of course, I no longer mention them but sometimes he wonders where they are. Afterall, it has been almost 8 months.
Am I being selfish to think they should understand that my son has lost part of his family? Of course, my son is fine but it really shocks me that they were soo close to him and now they just ignore him.
Or is it too soon after their deaths? Perhaps my dad is still in shock from loosing his parents?