Not a Nanna anymo
My DHs grandkids no longer call me “nanna” but by my first name, aged 6 & 3 which I actually don’t mind. I’m not into being a nanna anyway however, I would like to know how this occurred and why they also spent a large portion of our Christmas lunch referring to the BM (clearly coached to do so) and the wonderful presents they got from her.
I guess my biggest issue with this sudden change in behaviour is that we, my DH and are never consulted when SD makes a decision ie I wasn’t asked if I wanted to be nanna and now have not been asked if I don’t want to be either. Yet SD thinks we should consult her about our life decisions, including travelling abroad for a trip of a lifetime because in her words we should be considering her and her children’s needs! Well Princess you can’t have it both ways!
On the positive side, I am no longer bound by the rules of grand parenting and when she chooses to bring the brats to my home from now on, I will be setting and enforcing the rules. There will be no more putting up with poor behaviour because my DH believes that grandparents house should be fun and rule free. Food will be eaten at the table, manners will be used, valuable items will be left in place and the brats will learn not to touch them oh and SD will be made to run around after the brats not me because I now have no implied responsibility for her brats. WOOHOO
Am I being petty? Probably but it feels pretty good