Well perhaps I was a little premature in feeling smug.
Up early again this morning and was in the kitchen as FIL walked past me without a word. It was only when I made a point of saying good morning, that he grudgingly replied before going off to fiddle about with the garden.
As expected, when Mr Ayak surfaced, FIL refused breakfast. Mr Ayak went out to join him in the garden and I decided to clean the sitting room windows. Suddenly there is FIL chatting away to me as if he was my best friend! Naturally, Mr A was only feet away so it was obviously for his benefit. No matter...I just chatted back.
FIL set off to the land and Mr A continued to work in the garden. A bit later he said to me that FIL had heard my comment about switching off the air-con heater the other night....and that Mr A thinks I should apologise to FIL. (So he must have been listening at the door as I suspected...sneaky little man). I assume that's why he is behaving like this then, I asked Mr A? So Mr A says...look he is my father, you should apologise to him. I said OK I'll apologise, but please tell me how this explains his similar appalling behaviour towards me last September, when I did nothing wrong? Well I wasn't there last September was I? replied Mr A....and he is being very nice to you this morning!
OK...I can't win this one can I? Quite clearly FIL is very good at this game. He's no doubt been working on Mr A...and if I'm honest, I'm really no good at playing games. I'm just too damned honest and perhaps a little outspoken at times. I'm not a typical Turkish wife, who must obey all the men in the family.
But I do know for a fact that Mr Ayak is very much a people-pleaser, and hates any ill-feeling..and to give him the benefit of the doubt, he is probably finding this whole situation very difficult.
Me? I'm just so angry and hurt....and definitely not feeling smug at all. I'm not sure how I'll last out until FIL leaves on Friday.