How Many Grandchildren Do We Say We Have?

Karen10125August 27, 2013

In social settings, like everyone our age we frequently get asked "how many grandchildren do you have now". What do you answer when in my husband's situation he has 6 (one by his daughter and 5 by his son), but he's forbidden by his daughter-in-law to see 5 of them, the oldest being 4 year old twins. He's never met them basically because the mom is an awful person and his son has no kahunas. His son is "not allowed" to talk to his dad either. But back to the awkward part, what do you answer? Does he say one because that's all he can really talk about? If he says 6 and there are more questions, it becomes really awkward and hurtful for him. Eventually the awful truth comes out. I personally feel he should just say one, until something changes with the others.

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emma

I tell them I have 13 and would redirect the questions back to them if it was awkward for me. Where are your grandchildren living or how old are yours? Then find someone else to talk to.

I have a different outlook than most. It is nothing to be ashamed of. I had rather say I don't see them because of family problems than let them hear gossip and rumors about the situation.

This post was edited by EmmaR on Tue, Aug 27, 13 at 10:42

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sylviatexas1

" had rather say I don't see them because of family problems than let them hear gossip and rumors about the situation."

yep.

edited to add quotation marks!

(sorry 'bout that!)

This post was edited by sylviatexas on Thu, Aug 29, 13 at 17:25

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emma

syvia, I thought for a minute I had double posted. LOL

    Bookmark   August 27, 2013 at 4:47PM
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