I am coming to the end of a long but good week. I said good buy to my parents this morning as they headed back north. K will be home late tomorrow night and things will start returning to normal.
After a week without her, I am having a new respect for single parents. Not that I was all by myself, my mom helped out a lot, but I think I got a taste of when single parents deal with. It confirms the decision for K and I to still remain in the house for the kids, even as we move on with other relationships.
Tonight I was able to see T. He came to my house. I was not able to get a sitter so the kids were all here. I made a home made New England style clam chowder for him (and myself) in addition to a turkey soup I made the night before (with my mothers help). After dinner he offered to take the kids out for ice cream. It was really nice of him.
I had planned ahead and rented 2 movies. One for the older kids and another for the younger ones. The older kids watched in their room and the younger ones in K's room (Well, someone one ought to be hanging out on that bed while she is gone.). With the kids distracted up stairs, T and I got to snuggle on the couch downstairs and watch a little TV just us. He rested his head on my shoulder and I just melted into him.
It was a quiet evening but a really nice one. What a great way to top off my vacations week.
Tomorrow I need to get ready to go back to work (I brought some homework), get the kids ready for school and get the house ready for K's return. We did not make much of a mess so that last thing should not take too long.
I have been so busy for the past week, I think I need a vacation from my vacation.
I am gay man in his 40's who was married for 18 years to a straight woman, who is still my very best friend. We have 4 children together. She is now remarried and we still want to be supportive of each other and make a stable family for our kids.
Cast of Characters
Jim: That's me
K: The wonderful woman I married in 1993. We divorced in November 2011, and she is still my best friend.
T: My ex-boyfriend. We were together from 2008 to 2013. He is still an important person in my life.
AJ: K's new husband. They got married December 2011.
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