Took my g/s to visit my dad today, whom I haven't seen for quite some time because he lives in the next state and with my g/s being sick all the time it's hard to visit. But anyway, my brother and sister-in-law, who have a 2 year old son, came over to my dad's also because they knew I was visiting. They had been out for the day, as they always do as a family. I watched my brother playing with my nephew and my sister-in-law tells me how he plays with the baby every morning. They're going to Florida next Saturday for two weeks and taking the baby with them. This all just got to me. As I was watching my brother play with my nephew the thought crossed my mind, "How sad my g/s doesn't have this. No Dad in his life to do father-dad things!" How unfair to these children. I know we all, as grandparents, are giving them a special kind of love, but it's still not the same as a child having a mommy and daddy. Just very upsetting to me. I did a lot of crying over this same issue for quite a few months. I don't cry about it too much now, but still feel bad for him. My pediatrician says it doesn't matter where they get the love from as long as they get the love, but the family thing is definitely missing. My husband plays with him periodically, but he doesn't really want to take the baby out with us on the weekends too much, so most of the time we're home and that family outing thing is missing. Ughh. Sorry, just venting!!!!
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