Have had a difficult few days with my ex…thus the silence on my end. I should just learn to keep my fat yaptrap shut and not let him get to me but it’s really hard. Bringing up things that he thinks happened over nine years ago is counterproductive and he even threw in some digs about my parenting skills. Lol..at least my kids are all seatbelted in when we go on long journeys…just saying. ;)
I really do try to maintain low contact with him and his wife. Ever since the blog comment/email debacle with the wife, I’ve kept things to myself.
Guess I need to brush up on those low contact skills though and let things roll off my back more.
On a better note, had a great vacation last week with the family. We did our normal “staycation” routine. The Zoo, Museum of Science, Ecotarium (did a tree canopy walkthrough and ziplined down to the ground from 40 feet up…OMG), birthday pool party for my best friend’s son, a little golfing, and the annual natural family reunion at my great aunt and uncle’s house on the lake. As much as I enjoyed myself at the fun places we went, that was definitely the highlight. My natural mother even got my brother, sister and me to pose for the obligatory sibling photo. While we all protested that it was cheesy, secretly, I was ecstatic. When my brother and his girlfriend showed up, he came right over and gave me a hug saying, “Hi Sis, I’ve missed you”. *sob*
Here is a picture of all of us…from left to right…my brother’s girlfriend, my sister, Maddie, my brother, Chase and me on the end. Sigh. I’d like to blame the fact that my 12 year old daughter is taller than me on the fact that she was wearing five inch platform shoes but she was barefoot.
And one more picture to make you smile…it’s of Chase on the party barge out on the lake. He’s wearing my Aunt Janet’s sunglasses (she’s on the left) and is sitting next to my mom on the right.