I got to see my granddaughter yesterday for a couple of hours. My step-daughter, her boyfriend, their daughter (my granddaughter), my husband, and myself all got together at my mother-in-laws house for dinner. We had a great time, but for some reason I have a hard time interacting with my granddaughter around a group of people. I’ve never had a child, so I don’t really know what to do or how to connect with any baby, even my own grandchild. I guess I just freeze. I’m getting better at connecting with her, but it’s not easy. I suppose I just feel out of place. Plus, it just reminds me that I don’t and will never have kids of my own, which makes me want to cry every time that thought goes through my mind. I think I’ll get better at interacting with my grandchild over time, at least I hope so.

6 thoughts on “Interacting With My Granddaughter

  1. I used to have a difficult time visiting my nieces and nephews at the same time as my mother – somehow it felt like there was an underlying competition between grandmother and aunt for their attention and it would ruin the visit for me. For many years I wouldn’t visit at the same time as my mother. It was probably all my issue and no one elses – but it was real for me and it caused my behavior to change and so I did what I needed to do to be able to be myself. Do what you need to so you can be comfortable.

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