This morning, my sixteen year old grandson showed up at my doorstep with a bag looking like he’d just had the stuffing knocked out of him. He lives two states away and travelled by bus to get here. Why? Because my daughter decided the best way to handle him coming out of the closet was to kick him out of her house.
I phoned my daughter and she said she doesn’t want him back. She said some very nasty things. I honestly thought I raised her better than to act in such a manner. Now even my grandson doesn’t want to go back home.
I’m so angry with her that I don’t want to type out things that I will one day regret, but Jesus, I thought I raised her better than that.
My grandson is currently sleeping in his new bedroom, and I’m at a bit of a loss as to how to proceed from here. The poor child has just had his entire world turned upside down, but what do I say and do to make this right for him? He doesn’t want to go back, daughter doesn’t want him back, I’m absolutely fine with having him stay with me, but there’s a lot that needs doing.
Finally my grandson is in therapy and has been enrolled at school. He has been placed in my custody while CPS proceeds. My lawyer is handling all necessary paperwork and believes we have absolutely nothing to worry about.
My daughter is facing criminal charges for her actions. Child abandonment is a very serious crime. Her actions reflect very poorly on her as a whole. Upon realising that her income was being cut off and that she had committed a fair number of crimes, she instantly began to plead that she hadn’t meant to and it had been a heat of the moment decision that she regretted.
Considering she has already thrown out all of my grandson’s clothing and worldly possessions, this defense did not hold up to scrutiny.
My grandson is as well as can be expected. He’s made friends in the form of my neighbour’s kids. They’re around his age. We’ve redecorated his room and he had a good time being allowed to pick out his own furniture and paint. He’s gotten a PS4 which has become his escape. He personally has made the choice to not join a group and I won’t force him to do so. We’re talking about getting a puppy as he loves dogs but his mother never allowed him one.