The luckiest bit was being oblivious to it all.
I was definitely her least favourite of 3 grandchildren.
Easy to say, of course, but she took my elder brother on summer holidays, but not me. As he grew older & went with school on trips she took my younger brother. Looking back I’m grateful, but aged 7 or 8 I wasn’t.
Once Christmas she bought elder brother a bike. I got an Airfix model. I really, really wanted a bike.
When I got my A Level results of 3A’s & a B my girlfriend, who unlike me was very family orientated, decided we should call in on her “why ?”, “she’s your grandma, she’ll be pleased”. “No she won’t”.
We artived, told her, “what now then ?”, “off to Uni as planned. Leeds. To do Economics & Politics”, “Leeds ! I suppose when it’s (younger brother’) turn he’ll go to a good one”.
What do you mean, I should get over it? I am over it. I AM !!