Jeff Brazier seems to be doing an amazing job of raising his children with Jade Goody, but he’s admitted in a new blog post that he sometimes struggles with Jade’s mum Jackiey Budden.
Jeff has revealed that like all grandparents, Jackiey enjoys spoiling Bobbie Jack and Freddy, which then makes life difficult for Jeff as he has to then act as big mean disciplinarian,
“If any of you have experienced separation, where kids are involved you'll know the numerous pitfalls and stumbling blocks placed in our way when it comes to maintaining an amicable relationship between all concerned. Well, recently I have been re-introduced to the feeling of ‘them and us’ by Jade's mum's little oversight,” he writes on The Huffington Post.
“I love it when she comes back to London, the boys love her so much and I truly believe she makes them feel closer to their mum than I ever could. She hadn't seen them for over 14 months so I guess she was going all out to compensate.”
So exactly did Jackiey decided to ‘compensate’? Buying her grandsons a pet, but without asking Jeff first.
“I got a phone call from an excitable Freddy telling me he was now the proud owner of a hamster! Great, I feel I have more responsibility than I really know what to do with as it is, let alone introducing a pet into the equation,
“As I explained to Jackie, it would have been nice to have been asked because now I've been put into a position where I have to be the mean parent who says no and ruins the fun.”
Despite this little set back, Jeff is determined to maintain a good relationship with the boys’ grandmother,
“I cant fault Jackie when she's got the boys, I just wish we could work together a little better. I think I'll invite her round for dinner before she goes back, shows a little bit of willing I guess, and if that reinforces the kids perception that the adults are all getting on fine then it'll be worth the effort.
Good on you, Jeff.