Monday, June 19, 2006

Survival of day one

Except the day isn't over yet and I got really badly sunburned at the park because I figured I would take the sunscreen to the pool instead. Bad move. I am now crispy.

The kids have been great. They are at VBS right now, learning all about, gasp, God. Heaven forbid. And I should add, I don't have a problem with people meeting on-line. I have a problem with people who cheat and then take the kids to live with someone they've never actually met. Ironically, one reason she left was because Wes didn't make enough. Now, Wes got a great pay increase and her man is out of a job. Evidently he never owned furniture, as every piece in the house once belonged to Wes (including the bed they sleep in) and they're down to one car: guess who paid for that one too!!! Anyway, the kids were great. They ate good, they played good and minimum fighting. This afternoon we went to the park (see above) and then played board games. When they get home we'll have snacks (fruit and yogurt) and then baths and then bed (with story, of course). Victor had three plates of food for dinner (a relief because you never know what kids will eat) and Allison asked why I don't hug them more because she would like that (Victor said he wouldn't, but he's shy). So far, so good. I'll keep you posted.

6 comments:

minnie said...

sounds like you're holding your own quite well. i knew you had it in you! :)

minnie said...

sounds like you're holding your own quite well. i knew you had it in you! :)

Tiffany said...

You are doing good. Please call me I would love to talk to you. Call me.

Bart's Camille said...

How great that they are initiating dialogue like that - about the hugs, etc. That will make your life a little easier knowing that she wants more affection (you can do it even though you're not a cuddler kiddo!) and that he doesn't. Wonderful. You're doing great! Don't put TOO much pressure on yourself though, burnout is not a possibility in this instance! Love you! Camille

Bart's Camille said...

How great that they are initiating dialogue like that - about the hugs, etc. That will make your life a little easier knowing that she wants more affection (you can do it even though you're not a cuddler kiddo!) and that he doesn't. Wonderful. You're doing great! Don't put TOO much pressure on yourself though, burnout is not a possibility in this instance! Love you! Camille

Beth said...

I find it very sad that someone would leave their partner because they "don't make enough" (or conversely, people who stay with someone just because they make a lot of money)... what the hell kind of a person is that? I guess in this case it's a bit of "what goes around, comes around" for the x, eh?