Hi mum’s, this might be long so please bear with me!
My daughters father and I are not together and live about 2 hours apart. He sees her every 2-3 weeks depending on how busy he is. Where he is, is in lockdown so I was under the impression he wouldn’t be visiting her for a while. He has told her and I that he is still going to see her, even though it puts people at risk, we live with my parents who are retired and considered “vulnerable”. My sister is also pregnant and due any day now, everyone is excited as it has been a long journey for her. She has said that nobody in our household can visit if he comes, as because it has been such a journey her and her husband don’t want to risk anything happening. I completely understand that! My problem is, I feel horrible that now my parents won’t be able to see their new grandchild and my daughter has been extremely excited and is now sad as well that she won’t be able to. I don’t know if I should insist he doesn’t come and try to explain or do I let him as he is her father and has a right to. We’ve always been on good terms, everything has been fairly easy and we co-parent really well so I worry this will change it. My parents are already feeling differently towards him over this and our daughter is resentful. She tried to tell him on the phone that she wants to see her cousin and he dismissed it and said he wants to see her, not taking into consideration what she wants.
What should I do? Any advice appreciated! Thank you ☺️
Posted anonymously, 14th July 2020