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These days my world of coparenting is humming along at an even 5. Minor league !@#$ may hit the fan once I finalize my summer vacation planning—I want to take the girls to see our family 3000 miles away, but I think even then it would be surmountable.
In the meantime, DD1 has been very cuddly and sweet of late. DD2 had some pals over for her girl scouts last night to do some crafting for an event coming up on Sunday. DD1 helped with the crafts, offered to prepare snacks for the little ones, hand them out, give them napkins, get their drinks ready (I almost checked DD1’s forehead to make sure she was feeling all right—I guess her sassy phase of late is taking a break), and I couldn’t have been more happy to see her being so sweet and helpful.
Once the crafts (round 1) were completed, the scouts wanted to play a little bit more, so DD1 said her goodbyes to the wee ones, their moms, and asked if she could go upstairs and hang with A. And after everyone left, DD2 and I had some quality along time coloring, and when it was time for bed, we headed upstairs with our dog in tow, and I found DD1 and A hanging out playing games on his Ipad.
The girls brushed their teeth and we read a favorite story and they went to bed without a hitch. And after they were asleep, A told me gosh, DD1 has been really sweet lately. And I was like, yes, I’ve noticed too! She’s been so helpful, using her kind voice, asking me to cuddle. A said she told him that night that when she’s at her dad’s she misses him.
Me: heart melted into a little puddle.
Tonight is the start of dad’s week end; DD1 is attending her sleepover after she took him to task for not responding, DD2 is attending her girl scout event, at least that’s what the troop leader said. So no nasty fireworks, no big fights, it’s really nice right now.
Tonight I’m helping the other half of DD2’s troop finish the crafts. I’m doing my best to enjoy this sense of peace…it’s weird not to have something to worry about.
This week end, it’s my job to not let myself worry. Hugs.