Dear Daughter 4/2/10: so not Kramer v Kramer

Posted by Craig on Thursday Feb 4, 2010 Under Dear Daughter...

You’re not staying in the house just now (you and your mum are elsewhere for perfectly natural reasons) but it was a bit of a horrible insight into what divorce kids and parents must go through when I dropped you off at your Nana’s today and you were all clingy and wouldn’t let go, muttering ‘stay Dadda’. Horrible feeling and certainly made me see the other side of when my folks split*

That or you were totally playing me.

Either way, when you come home, the garage has been demolished. I wonder if I can convince you that it was because you were naughty for something…

*I never saw much of your Grandad when I was growing up, but there was this one time – when I was about eight – that access had been agreed and I got into the back of his car along with his new family and promptly burst into tears. And I just remember him saying ‘it’s alright, I’ll see you when you’re ready’** which at the time I never gave much thought to, but after seeing how asshole some parents are about divorces, was quite a cool move.

**Of course, that being ready would be nearly another decade and a bunch of shenanigans inbetween involving tabloid media and so on, but that’s a tale for another day.

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