Ok so for grandparents ds has on my side my mother and father, my mother's mother who is pretty senile and doesn't even know who I am, let alone my kids. On dh's side there is dh's mom and step father, dh's mom's mom and dh's father. My mother is Grandma Maggie and my father is Papa Jim. I always called my grandmother Gram or Grandma Crisci. Dh's grandmother is Granny and MIL and her husband are Mamaw and Papaw. Dh's father also wants to be called Papaw. And here is the problem. Ds rarely sees dh's father even though he only lives 1 1/2 hours away. He sees MIL and FIL pretty often so he knows them very well. But whenever dh's father comes to visit he calls himself Papaw, which really confuses ds. Ds actually starts looking around for his real Papaw and often starts crying. I don't want to hurt dh's father's feelings, even though I don't particularly care for him. I have tried a few times to call him Grandpa Dave but he hasn't taken to it yet. So what do I do? Continue to let my ds be confused and upset until he is old enough to realize that he can have 2 papaws or say something to dh's father next time he decides to grace us with his presence again?
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3/9/03 at 8:23pm