Forgot to turn the clocks back.

I could have rolled over and gone back to sleep for an extra snooze…

Anyway. Moving right along.

Yesterday went really well. Couldn’t have asked for better. David2 was a bit worried that his Nonna, aunt and cousins would be all over him, asking all sorts of sticky questions but thankfully that didn’t happen. (I was the one who was asked a couple when he wasn’t in the room, but that’s understandable.) We got there and his aunt Theresa was there. Terri and I haven’t seen each other in 13 years, so we had a lot to catch up on. I was glad she and her kids were there, as Nonna isn’t really a big talker and there would have been a lot of awkward pauses if it was just the kids and I with her. As it was, the cousins did their own thing, Terri and I talked about what has been going on for the last decade and Nonna fed us all. Pretty much exactly what makes us all happy.

We stayed for nearly 3 hours, then we drove Evan4 to Tony’s house. We dropped him off at the driveway and drove off, because David2 decided that it would be a bit too awkward to see the baby and not his father. I figured that he’d done enough for one day so I didn’t push the issue. The boys have promised to take photos of Caitlin on their phones so he’ll get to ‘see’ her anyway.

I think that he was glad that he went. He loves his Nonna and even though Terri’s kids aren’t the closest cousins to him, it was still good for him to catch up with them. I’d like to thank everyone who commented yesterday. Some of your responses gave me real food for thought and I also appreciated the support. Sometimes it’s really hard to know how exactly to handle something. (I was also really pleased that not a bad word about Tony passed my lips, though it was tempting when I got asked the “why?” question. They love him there, so what would be the point? Besides making lunch a little awkward… though I’ll bet Tony is a little uneasy wondering if/what I said.)

Last night we watched a dvd of ‘The Office’ while he nibbled on an Easter egg his Nonna gave him. It was calm and peaceful, which is exactly what he needs as he’s still really tired after Central. Then we watched some really stupid clips from youtube. This one was particularly good.

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12 Responses to Forgot to turn the clocks back.

  1. frog says:

    Good to hear: i’m familiar with different sorts of family trickiness and to see it being dealt with goodwill and restraint is great. It’s not easy but it will be so worth it for all of you/ Being a long term thinker really helps!

  2. Lorraine says:

    glad it went well….always best to keep the crappy stuff about someone they love to yourself…..and you are right…he will be wondering…what did she/didn’t she say! well done!…..

  3. CitricSugar says:

    Sounds like you handled yourself and the situation with one hell of a lot of class. Sending you hugs to help with the holiday decompression…

  4. Laura says:

    Good result, he can have a backdoor catch up with Caitlin another time. Give him a cuddle from me.

    Good example of tonguebiting too, Froggie. It wouldn’t change anything and just feed the hassles.

    Happy Easter!

  5. Marita says:

    I’m so glad it went well.

  6. Scott says:

    Nice. Happy Easter Frogdancer!

  7. Jayne says:

    That is great, Frogdancer, it will give him a boost and more confidence to meet up/stay in touch with them.
    It will also highlight to his father that he’s the one missing out.

  8. Joccoaa says:

    You could always try the ‘small doses’ theory – when someone you probably need to be in contact with annoys you too much, always remember to make the time spent with them in small doses.

    Like once a month, you could drop your son off an hour before you pick them all up so he says hi, and plays with his baby sister. He is then generally the bigger/better person.

    You would probably have to kill time somewhere, but it is an investment in your son’s future (and your son’s sister’s future – not ex-husband’s).

    Just an idea anyway to keep the link there.

  9. river says:

    Glad you all had a lovely day.

  10. Elizabeth says:

    Froggy you are one hell of a mother.

  11. mamatulip says:

    Just caught up on your last post – I’m so glad it went well.

    I agree with the above commenter – you are one hell of a mum.

  12. Amelia says:

    Just catching up and I am so glad to read that it all went well.

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