I got an email from daughter number 2 asking me to give her some space. So reluctantly I replied and asked her to let me know if she needed me to run her around this weekend. I got no answer. I also SMS'ed her and asked her to let me know how her sporting contest went this weekend because in honouring her wish for space I decided to stay away for this week. But now, an hour later I still have no response.
Sometimes it is very difficult to understand where the line is. Do I stay away and risk alienation, or do I just keep turning up and hope that she's actually looking forward to seeing me? If she reads this I hope she understands that the space is reluctantly given and that I have no intention of this being a permanent thing. Like it or lump it I am her father.