Saturday, 20 September 2008

That went better than expected

My parents have been on a cruise for the last two weeks, which is why Millie the Whippet has been staying. And, of course, they have missed all the drama of the last two weeks. I took the decision not to tell them what had happened until they got back. I knew my mother would worry and I didn't want to spoil their holiday.

I was not expecting them until around lunchtime and I was psyching myself up to telling them and it was not a conversation I was looking forward to.

However, on a ship with over 4,000 passengers, there obviously has to be some form of order for disembarkation. 4,000 people trying to get off all at once would be a little chaotic after all. Their disembarkation time was 7.30am. So at 8.30am this morning I received a phone call....

"We're on our way back and we should be with you within half an hour"

Yikes!

"OK, well I need to take the dogs out for a walk so if I'm not here when you get here I won't be far away."

"Won't Himself be there?"

"Umm, ermm....no (silent pause) I'll explain when you get here."

My step-father, it turns out, is more intuitive than I have ever given him credit for. He noticed when we stayed with them for his Birthday party in July that things were not quite as they perhaps might be. So they guessed what had happened and it wasn't really too much of a surprise. They are obviously sorry, they were very fond of Himself, but are fully supportive and understanding of the decision.

And that's a relief.

11 comments:

  1. That IS a relief for you, and they will help support you emotionally through it if it's needed!

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  2. I'm glad they guessed & that made your telling easier.

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  3. You know I had a feeling they would not be surprised, and I'm glad it was not such an ordeal telling them.

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  4. I recall worrying about telling family and friends … amazingly most KNEW things weren’t so good and were MOST supportive. I’m glad that’s the case for you as well.
    Hugs and blessings,

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  5. When my husband told family and friends that his first wife had left, to a number, everyone said, "Good!"
    I'm sure your parents will be relieved to see you happier.

    hugs-
    P

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  6. Good for your parents! I dreaded telling Rescue Dog's rescuers that he had been put down and kept putting off the evil day. When I did tell them - they were wonderful about it - they were especially fond of Taz.

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  7. I'm in a class and supposed to be working on a project...shhh...but I HAD to get caught up on some blog reading. I've been thinking about you and wondering how you're doing. I'm glad this went easier then you expected.

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  8. I can understand why you were nervous and I am very glad it all went well. Parents are always more intuitive than we give them credit for!!

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  9. I can understand why you were nervous and I am very glad it all went well. Parents are always more intuitive than we give them credit for!!

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  10. I can understand why you were nervous and I am very glad it all went well. Parents are always more intuitive than we give them credit for!!

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