So, last night I lost it a bit.
I was tired of the girl ignoring me, answering monosyllabically, and refusing any offers or overtures I made towards her. Finally, we sat down and I told her that I liked her, but I didn't like that she didn't talk to me. My strategy until then had been to leave her alone and let her show her feelings in
her own time, but I was wondering all the time what was going on. I'm
glad I took the bull by the horns. Later last night, hubby told me that she had said that she felt she was in the way. Poor thing -- she is also having doubts.
This morning, she chatted with me and made eye-contact. When she left, she sang out "bye!" and it was wonderful. Sigh.