Like Bear, we have a visitor coming for a couple weeks starting Saturday.
My 12-year old daughter Esmé, who I haven't had visit in over a year.
We are all on pins and needles waiting to see if everything will go smoothly or degenerate into a horrible mess as in her last visit.
Blimey. Is she coming of her own accord or has she been palmed off on you by her mother? If she has come because she wanted to it should be ok. Shouldn't it? big difference between 11 and 12.
Hope for the best, expect the worst and keep the return ticket handy.
Hope all goes well
Best wishes to all of you.
Blended families can be challenging, even on a temporary basis.
Good fortune to you all.
Hope it all goes well for you Redwolf, if it starts to go badly I would suggest to sit down together and have a serious talk to find out what is
Its good to talk, not to shout.
Ooo, i hope all goes really well redwolf.
Snowy, you are a dear, sensitive woman, and I love that in you.
Esmé is unlikely to read this (I would guess), and Redwolf often suggests I develop a tougher skin (which suggests he has one himself). I do not expect anyone to be upset by what you posted.
My observation can be put in a more positive way, a simple note that Redwolf may have shown kindness in not assigning any blame to anyone.
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Whilst I understand your concern, McSnowy (I like that), if we were to spend our life deleting posts that were not quite "right", us mods would never have time to stir you lot up. It could make some threads totally confusing if one were to only come across it after some pruning. Besides, it encourages all of us to keep our words sweet, just in case we must eat them at a later date.
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I hope it all goes well RW. At that age, it could be quite challenging. Our daughter had her moments, but we all survived! Have a good time!
It doesn't help that Esmé has Aspergars. This makes her very willful and set in her ways.
This leads to conflicts on both sides.
You will be in our thoughts.
Perhaps a little older and hopefully mellower, things will go well. While a teen would be difficult enough to deal with, her situation surely
From my limited knowledge of Aspergars, a lot of patience and tolerance will be needed on everyone's part.
May the visit be joy.