I was basically lazy all last week.
I didn't have my daughters. They were spending the week with their dad. I missed them terribly but I didn't miss the work involved with being the single parent.
I didn't do laundry.
I didn't cook.
I didn't clean.
As a matter of fact, I was sort of a slob. And damn straight. It felt good to eat out every night, stay up late reading, watch TV... or not, spend time with girlfriends, hang out with my brother playing cards...
I missed them. Yes. I missed their hugs and kisses and noise and presence.
But I didn't miss the work.
I picked them up Saturday from their dad's house. He left for a week's vacation today.
He NEVER goes on vacation.
Any place we ever went took planning on my part. He was always up for it but didn't suggest it. He went to a place we said we'd always go to. I don't know who he went with because he's very private, for some reason. Guess its none of my business anyhow.
Besides, I'm traveling back to the ex and my favorite vacation spot with Gentleman Jack's family in a few weeks. Me, my man, his youngest son, my daughters and.... his mother, sister, brother-in-law, nephews.... all of us traveling as one big happy family.
Guess that would make the ex feel a little weird too.
Ain't divorce grand?
My brother, my daughters and I went to see the new Toy Story movie on Saturday.
It was REALLY good.
I also enjoyed (and never realized before) that Andy's mom is a single mother. I liked how her children's childhoods looked idyllic and Andy grew into a wonderful young man.
I like to think that my girls will grow up that way. I think single parents raise children who have to grow up faster, become more independent and accepting of the things life hands to them.
Yeah, it may seem to some people that children of divorce get the short end of the stick - and in some ways, perhaps they do - but I also believe that you can become a better person because of your life or in spite of it.
I'd like to think that my girls will grow up and be good people.
I'd like to think so.
How was YOUR weekend?