Dad has trouble saying what he feels, thus changes his mind often. One minute it’s a yes and no sooner than the next minute it’s no. This can go back and forth many times over one situation. I have grown used to it and just go along with every yes or no until the verdict is in.
The phone rang all afternoon. One ring I pick up and it’s a yes. Another ring and it’s a no. One step away the phone rings again and it’s a yes. Just about to take my seat and the phone rings with a no. Finally, I am able to sit. The answer is yes.
I think it has to do with my being available or not. When I was initially available it was a yes. Then I suddenly became unavailable and it turned to a no. I understand that he has trouble saying what he feels but I thought he’d be okay with alternative company in my absence.
Apparently not ok. I think that with fathers being attuned and attentive is just as important. I’ve been so caught up with my own motherly duties, I forget about dad. I take for granted that he’ll be fine with a plan B.
So what about Dad? Nothing really, except that his yea and his nay means more than just a plain yes or no. It takes a little maneuvering in and around to get the final answer but the overall verdict: Great Dad!
I took him to the open market just before his plan B and every suggestion I made was a yes! Happy with the variety of little delights he just bought, looks like he’ll be ok with plan B.
Whew! I made for lost time.