If he died that long ago....shouldn't you have told them already? why hasn't this come up? Also, how old is your son? what was his involvement with Dad?
My dad was an alcoholic with only sporatic involvement/visitations. We never had visitation alone, my mom was always there. I always had issues with not really liking him. I was the one who could care less for the most part if we saw him or not. My sister, who is 3.5 years younger than me on the other hand had a harder time of it all. So, when my Dad died, I was 18 (i believe). I know I was over 18...but I think barely. My sister would have been 14. My mom got a phone call from one of his friends. We were both there. You could tell by the little she said and just her tone that something had happened. I knew before she was off the phone he had died. My sister and I both broke down crying...and writing this I am crying.
at 12:34 PM on Apr. 30, 2010