Honestly, after weeks like this, I kinda wish the kids’ dad was around.
..not because I miss him (seriously, I don’t), but because it would be sooooo much easier to have somebody at home to help with the kids. At least even a little bit.
Here’s an idea of what my week looked like (Just the kids’ schedule):
Monday: Take kids to school at 7:50 am. Pick them up at 2 pm. Take Angelina across town for a choir performance at 6 pm -9 pm.
Tuesday: Take kids to school at 7:50 am. Pick Logan up at 2 pm. Pick Angelina up from art club at 3:30 pm.
Wednesday: Take kids to school at 7:50 am. Pick Logan up at 2 pm. Pick Angelina up from choir at 3:15 pm. Go back to school for Logan’s cub scouts at 6:30 pm. Go with Cub Scouts to toy drive at 9 pm.
Thursday: Take kids to school for Angelina’s Student Council meeting at 7:15 am and Logan’s Cub Scout flag ceremony at 7:30 am. Go back to the school at 9:30 am to help in Angel’s classroom. Pick kids up after their open library at 3 pm. Go back to the school for Angelina’s choir concert at 5:30 pm.
Friday: Take kids to school at 7:50 am. Pick kids up at 2:10 pm. Take Angel to gymnastics at 4 pm.
It is seriously ridiculous how many 5 minute car trips I make in a week.
..and tomorrow we have a birthday party to go to, followed by Angelina’s holiday gymnastics performance.
it just never ends!
Don’t get me wrong though, I’m not complaining. I’m super happy and fortunate to be able to be home with them and be involved in all of their school and extracurricular activities.
But at the same time, it would be nice to be able to ask their dad to pick them up from school if a meeting’s running late (they can’t). Or to have help on those days (they’re always my busiest, most important days) when the school calls because Angel threw up all over the teacher’s shoes. “Please pick her up immediately.”
Or even to have help dragging Logan out of bed every morning (a 20 minute ordeal), getting them breakfast, helping with homework after school, splitting the load of running errands and grocery shopping, help with cleaning the house and the FRICKEN LAUNDRY. Dinner time, bath time, the bed time routine… DON’T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON HOME MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS!!
I really could go on forever. I’m sure you know how it is..
But unfortunately, I can’t ask their dad to help because he’s a Lying, Cheating DoucheLord. …and those are his good qualities. (I swear, I’m not bitter.)
Anyway, the reason I bring this up is because I was faced with the decision to either forgive my husband after his adultery so that we could stay a family and I wouldn’t have to raise 2 kids alone as a single mom.. or leave his ass and speed race back to Vegas to start over.
I know, that you know, which one I chose. But you probably don’t know why.
In today’s video, I go deeper into the story of my ex-husband’s cheating and general douchey-ness. And I reveal my process for figuring out if the best choice after he cheated on me was to “Forgive and Forget” or just “Forget.”
This 3 question process is crucial for every woman who’s been cheated on to know.
Here’s the video…