We're on the last legs of our time in the UK and what a stressful few days/ weeks it's been. I have to say I underestimated the emotions/ anger/ frustration and denial that you can be on the receiving end from your parents. We chose to spend the last couple of days with my dad, but as we live an hour away, have also tried to accommodate letting our girls see their best friends one last time...oh, have I been made to feel like the bad guy, from the "I may never see my grandchildren again" to the "they seen their friends loads, what about me"... I just can't win and it's sad as I'm getting to the point where i just want to go to avoid a fall out with my dad (who will be out for Xmas)..and has lived with our nomadic lifestyle for the last 17 years as we've lived in Canada, Germany and Scotland. He's had so many opportunities to spend time with his grandchildren but chose his golf/ his holidays/ his partner...arghh!
A word of warning to those embarking on this adventure...emotions run high!! I knew he would be upset but the anger and frustration he is showing is actually ruining the time he has with us, but to broach the subject would just case a row. I think this is really sad, especially as he took me to live overseas when I was only 3!! I'm biting my tongue but this is such a frustrating and upsetting end to our time in the UK. I doubt we are alone in this but at a time when I want to be excited about our adventures ahead i just feel saddened.
Ok, rant over and thanks for listening