Is it okay for me to attend SS preschool graduation?
I need a little advice. Is it okay for me to attend SS preschool graduation?
I am a CSM and have a close relationship with my SS and I am typically present or involved with his activities. BM hasn't been very open to my presence, and is often inconsistent and uninvolved with activities. So, usually when she shows interest or participates I step back. I want her to be there for him and usually, when she comes around I get hopeful that she'll become more consistent. I also keep hoping that as time continues BM will begin to focus on applauding & celebrating SS's accomplishments and perhaps be less threatened by my relationship with SS and accept my presence. I don't think we're there yet. His mom is planning on attending which I think is great, but she's made some comments to DH about not wanting me there.
More recently SS seems very aware if I miss an activity and seems hurt. I missed 2 of his soccer practices because I had business trips and he was not a happy camper. So, I don't want to disappoint him by not attending his celebration. He's excited and expects me to be there.
He attends a preschool/ daycare center. I paid the full tuition throughout his enrollment, both on DH time as well as her time.
I don't want to miss it. Should I step back or should she step up?