I have to say, I had a really good Christmas. My oldest son even posted on his Facebook page that this was the "best Christmas ever!". As far as stuff goes, all the kids did really well. K spent a lot of money. I spent as much as I could afford, which was still a fair amount.
AJ bought K a Nook Tablet. I bought her a case for it. She, along with the kids bought me one of those Keurig coffee makers. I love coffee and K took our good coffee maker. She left me with AJ's shitty one which I promptly dropped in the trash. The Keurig maker was actually something I wanted but would never have bought it myself. My older sons picked out a nice set of handcrafted mugs to go with it. I was pretty happy about it.
I stayed for Christmas dinner. It was a nice dinner. And while I did not feel completely at home, I was happy to be there with my kids (and K too).
After dinner, I got into my car and drove to T's house. I did not make it for dinner at his house, but I was able to spend some nice time with him. We had some alone time for a while before it was time for me to leave for home. You can read his version here.
The remainder of the holiday week so far has been me spending a lot of time with the kids at K's house. Playing with toys and being together. Sometimes K was there but a lot of the time she left to do something else.
Next week they go back to school and the week after that, I'm starting school. I can hardly wait.
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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