So this past weekend when the kids were with dad, they went to a 50th birthday party for a friend of his. When he brought the kids home, they were joking about the gift they got her. It was a bucket filled with jokey things. Ha ha. I go online to do my banking and I see $85.00+ spent at Walgreens. Walgreens!!! I ask the kids yesterday if they were with dad at Walgreens over the weekend. "Yeah, to buy those gifts for Pani _____." Ho HO- $85.00 for a gift for a friend. And not even anything NICE- it was all JOKEY STUFF!!! Let me tell you- he never spent $85 on me on my birthday!! Maybe when we were dating. Once we got married, thwpt. Nice, huh? $85 on crap. I swear to God, the second I can get some financial independence from this tool, he can pay his bills himself.
Then, when we were driving home from Hockey (new clinic) my daughter asks me (she loves to ask random questions out of the blue!) "Mama, what is the worst thing that happened to you as an adult?" And I'm thinking how can I tell them that when their dad left me/us and my marriage disintigrated was the worst thing. But I say, "Hmmm, I'm not sure. I'd have to think about that." So she says, "How about as a kid?" and I say when I was sick (I had an autoimmune disease when I was 13 which SUCKED and scarred me for life) and she says "OK, but how about as a grown-up?" and then my son says, "Let me guess, the day you married Tato." Nice, huh? I'm thinking that isn't something a 10 yr. old could generate himself, so I'm sure he's hearing that type of talk from good ole dad. Nice, huh?