The skids came....they're acting..... strange
Bm brought Sd13 and ss12 as she said she would. The second the door bell rang, SO jumped and opened it.
They looked off. Had blatant looks on their faces, no emotions at all. SO greeted them, and they said "hello dad" , "hello Mrs. Marvel". Noting strange about that.
SO leads them to the dinning room and tells them, he needs to talk to them. He first aks them how they were. response "fine, thank you for asking; how are you?" He responds with "I'm good"
He asks them how they were feeling with everything that's going on? Ss was looking at SO, but it almost felt like he was staring right through him, and Sd.... if looks could kill... but they kept their composure. They didn't respond. He then goes on to say that this whole situation as to be very hard for them, and he's sorry that they're having such a diffciult times with things, and he understands how hurt they must me. NOTING, just blatant stares. He says he wants to help them through this difficult time, no response. It was basically a staring contest between them and us. He tried to hold their hands, but they woulldn't hold his, he held theirs, but theirs were just hanging there. I could tell from his face, he was shocked, and hurt.
When the topic changed about how they are supposed to treat me going forward, with RESPECT. So explained to them, that they don't have to like me, but they have to respect me as a ADULT figure in their lives...... Sd just said "understood" and Ss "okay". That was it. Then SO asked them if they had any questions. sd-"may we be exused we have homework to do?" So said they can do they're homework on the dining room table. They went upstairs to change , and SO was hurtimg. He said that his kids have never acted like that before. They weren't being rude, they were polite, very cold like, like how someone would talk to a stranger. He was visibly shook. Before this whole situation, they were very warm to him, asked him how is day was?, can they help him make food? normally he says no, then they would say just shout if you need us, but this time noting.
For dinner, he made their favorite dinner, roasted chicken with fried string beans with a side of mashed potaotes, they were grateful, but all they said was "thank you". Even as we were eating, complete slience. We tried to make conversation with them, all we would get one word answers "Yes", "No" and they would always say "thanks for asking". it was really awkward, and SO was just getting more hurt with everytime they shot him down on trying to have a conversation with them. They reacted to me the same way. Poliet, but very cold. After dinner, they exused themselves, they thanked SO for making food for them!(what!!), washed their dishes, loaded them in the dishwasher and went upstairs. The look on SO face.... hurt, dejected..
It's his week, so they're going to be here. Ss is coming down with the flu so he's going to stay home all week, while Sd is at school. SO is really concerned and I'm shocked. They loved SO ; SO loved them, but today it was as if they were talking to him as if they didn't know him!!