I am alone in my house tonight. Well, the kids are here, but there are no other adults... for the third night in a row.
Of course, I feel alone because T is not here with me (or me with him), but tonight I am feeling more like a single parent than ever. K is gone again to AJ's house for the night. Now it's not like it's fun and games for her. AJ is traveling on business (in Utah I think) and K is there so his daughter will not be alone.
About 2 months ago AJ got a new job that paid a lot more than his old job, but the catch is he would have to travel 2 weeks a month. During those trips, K agreed to look after his daughter (who is 15). I knew that might be a little inconvenient for me, but I did not think it would be this bad. This is his first trip!!!!
Am I going to be a single parent every time he goes away? I am all for him having a job that pays more, in the end it will only help her (which in turn will help me), but Jesum Christmas!!
It's not like her and I hang out that much in the evening. We do sometimes, but usually she does her thing and I do my thing. Actually, most Tuesday's nights, I usually drive to T's house. Not tonight. I also don't really like the idea of being the only adult with 4 kids, one of who has an unpredictable (not life threatening) medical condition.
At least she is back early. Generally around 7:00 when is plenty of time to get the little kids ready for school.
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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