So the last time I talked about this issue, specifically my relationship with my Dad, he had disowned me for no good reason. A few weeks later I received a text message inviting me (and my kids) up for dinner. Great! Looks like he's feeling bad for what happened, maybe we can put it all behind us?
Well it was quite strange when I got there. Very little attention paid to me at all. Now this is not in the least unusual for my Dad but I really seemed to notice it this time and conspicuous by its absence was any mention of what had happened. So I'm standing there, all the dinner preparations are underway and I just feel a bit sick. Just what is the point of all this rushing around doing a Sunday dinner (for me?) if I don't warrant any emotional consideration? Eventually, when my boys were not around I asked my Dad about the night he disowned me. To my astonishment he completely denied what had happened. Pressing further he basically said what else do I expect if I talk shite!! Ok I didn't get anywhere with that but insisted that he should at least apologise as I really haven't done anything to be treated like that. He insisted that he "doesn't do sorrys"
Really! Well just how can I stay then? I mean what is the point? If I don't deserve a single "sorry" then how could I really be welcome and thus what the hell am I doing there. A few moments later I said to my Dad: "Look, if you can't at least acknowledge what happend and say sorry then I'll just leave." No response. I said it again and pointed out that I was serious and he wouldn't budge. Grand, went out the back garden to get my boys and left. He did squeeze out a "sorry" as I was walking out the door, but too late. Haven't heard a peep since and I haven't been in touch since. Aren't parents just great?!
Now I don't know what to do. Do I call him and try to work it out or wait of him to call? Also, he now knows that I am about to be a father again (he found out from my kids). It would be nice to talk to him about this (err... maybe/maybe not) but life goes on anyway!