It doesn’t have to be this way…

It was disappointing to seemy Ex once again be unwilling to honor the commitment she made the kids tonight. When we sat down in March, we agreed to sit next to each other during games and practices as an extended family. 

When I asked her to sit hear us, she declined saying, “Can I watch my son?” Of course she can watch her son. But when one of the twins asked her to move closer to where my wife and I  were seated, she declined again. 

So, we took the initiative to move near her. Why? 

Because we are all part of the family and the kids want to be near us all. That’s what we agreed to do in March and that is what the kids want. Surprisingly, not too shortly after that, she disappeared with the twins somewhere else. Of the 2 hour practice we were there with to watch, I think she watched 30 minutes. 

The older two kids took notice. 

I only ask her to be true to what she agreed to do and what the kid’s desire. It will go a long way in making our situation less awkward and adversarial. It doesn’t have to be this way, if the kids are our focus. 


One thought on “It doesn’t have to be this way…

  1. It can be really frustrating when the other party doesn’t do what they say and you have to be the bigger person and take the initiative. I know it makes me frustrated and resentful. Just do what you say you’re going to do….all I ask.

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