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Old 09-28-2011, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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I don't see how a "fishing trip" could happen as we live three states from them, they don't have a boat and we can't take ours to where they are. Actually, if a fishing trip was ever to happen, it would be me, my wife, our daughter and the grandson.
Our grandson does have a "male" figure in his life.......his grandfather/my ex's husband. Don't know how much interaction they have, but he lives on the same property.
Anyway, yes, I changed a number of feelings that I had when I first done this thread AND darn glad I have!
Yay! Good for you. One other comment I do need to make....just because I want to see you move forward. In addition to not letting yourself react to profanity or things you read on facebook (my "granddaughter" -- former deceased husband's grandchild, actually -- often posts when she's drunk/stoned so I really, really can relate to you), tho your bio daughter's son is your grandchild, he is not your wife's grandchild. However, you do refer to him as "our" grandchild. I mention this simply because your daughter may have feelings about you referring to your wife as his grandmother. These terms can set off hot buttons. Example, my husband is not my real granddaughter's grampa and she has a special nickname for him. Although she has never known another grandfather, her dad (my son) doesn't have feelings toward my DH as his father and he clearly doesn't see my DH as his child's granddaughter. So we always refer to my little gk as "Squirl's" granddaughter. And she calls my DH "Opie"....just a special name we chose.
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Old 09-28-2011, 03:20 PM
 
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Even though I wasn't there, was onboard a Naval ship in Nam at the time, I think Woodstock, with the drugs and swimming nude, is pretty mild compared to what these young folks of today put on the Internet in photos and language!
I'll definitely remember what you are saying below concerning my wife and the word "grandma".


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Yay! Good for you. One other comment I do need to make....just because I want to see you move forward. In addition to not letting yourself react to profanity or things you read on facebook (my "granddaughter" -- former deceased husband's grandchild, actually -- often posts when she's drunk/stoned so I really, really can relate to you), tho your bio daughter's son is your grandchild, he is not your wife's grandchild. However, you do refer to him as "our" grandchild. I mention this simply because your daughter may have feelings about you referring to your wife as his grandmother. These terms can set off hot buttons. Example, my husband is not my real granddaughter's grampa and she has a special nickname for him. Although she has never known another grandfather, her dad (my son) doesn't have feelings toward my DH as his father and he clearly doesn't see my DH as his child's granddaughter. So we always refer to my little gk as "Squirl's" granddaughter. And she calls my DH "Opie"....just a special name we chose.
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Old 09-28-2011, 05:56 PM
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...... I think Woodstock, with the drugs and swimming nude, is pretty mild compared to what these young folks of today put on the Internet in photos and language! .....
Unfortunately, just like the Las Vegas commercial: "Everything that you put on the Internet, stays on the Internet".
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Old 09-28-2011, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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I am really sad when I read through this site at all the heartbreak on all sides that is created for kids of divorce. Best to you all who are trying to rekindle long lost relationships.
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