My partner has his children this week as its half term. This morning his youngest child woke crying from a bad dream.
When he asked what was wrong she said that she had dreamt that she was never going to see her mum bf again and that she misses him.
My partner really didnt know what to say to his daughter as the bf is/was the other man and my partners ex has never really admitted to having a relationship with him so we dont know very much about him.
From what the children have said, he does spend a lot of time living with them, but that he also works away.
Both children (10 and 7) are out of sorts and upset about something.
My partner and his ex are terrible communicators and a slight wrongly worded text / chat can cause mayhem.
Should we contact mum and ask her whats going on re bf or should just try to reassure the children as best we can without knowing whether the bf is just working away at the moment or whether actually the relationship is over.
Gloss right over that one none of your business at all.
You''ve got a nice weeks holiday with the kids why do you wanna drag that potential trouble to the fore.You say they communicate terribly.She''ll probably be defensive and blame you for upsetting the kid and that you''ve been interrogating her.And try and pull contact.
R u gluttons for punishment?
I would''ve been come on dry your eyes just a bad dream.Right this is what your doing with your Dad for this week.
All the best
Totally agree with Pete, distract them with all the things they are going to be doing. Bad dreams can upset any of us and take a while to forget, also they have just come to stay & need time to settle down.