And while you’re about it, do you mind if the kids call you ‘Father’ instead of Daddy? Because now Steve and I are living together, I’d like the kids to call Steve ‘daddy’ from now on.
“Yes, that’s right, your daughter’s about to have brain surgery. Yes she might die. Yes I’d like you to cover my accommodation while I’m here looking after her. No you can’t visit her. Why not? Because I’m with her, and I’ll have a nervous breakdown if you’re in the same room with me! “
“You gave up your right to be a father/mother when you had that affair! You should’ve thought of THAT when you walked out on me!”
“Look, darling! You want to know why daddy’s clothes are out on the front lawn? Because he’s going to live with another lady now and be a daddy to HER children. Yes that’s right,he doesn’t love US any more.”
“Yes, it’s Daddy here. Daddy really misses his little sweeties! Daddy’s crying EVERY night he doesn’t have his little sweeties with him. Would you like to come and see poor Daddy this weekend? You wouldn’t want to make poor Daddy cry, would you?”
Ok, LISTEN UP, fuckers! (I’m not talking about you, dear) You’re out of bounds. Your heart may be broken but you’re a parent and that means you have to act all grown up even if you aren’t. If it was up to me, you’d have to fill out a pre-nup before you even HAD kids, saying who’s going to get them, for how long, when you break up – and it’d be FINAL (unless there was abuse in the case). Child support would be tied to access, on request from either party. There’d be public information campaigns naming and shaming post-separation emotional abuse of kids. And this time, it’s NOT personal. Play nice!
On a lighter note, here’s some interesting questions from Rose’s Stupendously (sorry I like that word) Karmic Bloggers Award List.
The Way I Live Naturally wants to know What can you do today that you were not capable of a year ago? I can tweet! Does that make me a twit or a twat?
A Day in the Life of Me asks, Why do I even bother? After all ‘Right before you die, you’ll realize this whole life was about watching television. And you loved people!’. Oops, no sorry, the other way around. Still it would be funny if….
Altonlocke has a lot to be thankful for. HE says “I’m thankful for the last 16 months of my life, I’m thankful that I had to endure pain, humiliation, being lied to, and being let down time and time again.” Yes, it’s THANK YOUR EX DAY again! All power to you, Altonlocke! (he’s right)
And Minervashail asks “How often do we see highly educated individuals giving up their successful careers in corporate sector for social service?” Probably not very often. Which is why Chhavi Rajawat, MBA, teaches in a village school – and why I’ve decided to donate my stupendous talents to the not-for-profit sector, should they choose to accept them. LUCKY NFPs!
Love and fun, Rose