My Grandma only thinks about my cousin

posted 3 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Busy bee

Ah, that is so frustrating!

Im afraid I’m very much the Jamie in my family. And it’s actually REALLY frustrating and embarrassing. My grandfather was retired when I was born and it just happened that I spent more time with him than my cousins did so he grew to know me better. Also, being the youngest I think there’s some weird thing that grandparents have that they’re more innocent and sweet or something. I’m sure it was frustrating for my cousins and my aunts/uncles but I always made sure that I didn’t take advantage of it in any way (as did my parents) and I think that helped a lot. 

I don’t really have any suggestions, but there’s probably not much that Jamie can do. It’s all on your aunt and grandmother as to how they handle the favouritism. It is a very rude and awkward situation. Maybe you could try speaking to them about it? But I feel like that may make things worse. Unless you go above and beyond to make your grandmother happy, she is probably always going to look at Jamie differently.  

Post # 5
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980 posts
Busy bee

@alyssaC:  

Haha oh yeah, I learned pretty quick not to take advantage. That’s a real shame but it’s honestly not your fault that she’s younger! Yes, it’s probably disappointing for her but there’s really nothing she/you can do. It’s not as if you don’t ever talk to her or anything! I’d just try and treat her as if there isn’t any obvious favouritism – just like any other cousin and if anything comes up explain that there are always going to be things she cannot do when she’s that age. It’s nothing personal, just unfortunate, and you aren’t her caregiver or best friend so you shouldn’t have to sacrifice all these things for her.

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