Yesterday my daughter asked my wife why don’t we see nanny and grandad. My wife replied because they were not very nice to daddy as a child and also when he was an adult. My daughter pondered for a while and asked if her auntie, my sister, saw them. My wife replied no.
My daughter pondered a bit more, seem to accept that and moved on as kids do.
However, it never ceases to amaze me how perceptive kids are. They seem to be able see through the noise and get to the heart of the matter and see the truth.
Whether this is because they don’t have the lifetime of baggage, I don’t know, but they see the world and situations in a different way to adults. It’s more pure, more honest, more to the point.
It a shame we all lose a bit of this as we get older.