I feel guilty now and yet I don't know why. At the beginning of July we sent our granddaughter a cheque for £200 towards driving lessons. It was her birthday present plus something to congratulate her for all her O Level passes last year and her AS passes this year. We have heard nothing except from her Mum to say she had received the cheque. Mum found that and other birthday cheques and asked her if she had said thankyou for them. 'No, I'll send them a text when I have time' - so when I was told this I blew a gasket and told her mother in no uncertain terms what I thought of Rebecca's attitude and would she pass it on. Always had very good relationships with my grandchildren but this made me so cross.
Her Mum said she herself had been having a few problems with said young lady just recently although they usually get along very well. Supposing my grand daughter is in some kind of trouble and my anger just triggers off a chain of events I wouldn't wish for! That's my guilt - for having 'lost it' and me so usually cool, calm and collected. There must be many more things if I go back but this was immediate.
I'm sure that won't be the case. Teenagers are a touchy and odd bunch
I'm sure your granddaughter was grateful for what you gave her, but sometimes we get so used to getting certain things we take them for granted.
My brother and I have a very generous great-uncle and the other year I had to pull myself up when I started working out what I was going to spend the money on before it arrived
I was taking it for granted.
I'm sure you get my drift
I'm sure all will be well and when your granddaughter has passed her test (when she does) and has grown up a bit more she will look back and realise how blessed she is to have you