I got the pulsatin' rhythmical remedy (busychild424) wrote,
I got the pulsatin' rhythmical remedy

family life

This last weekend, the ex-husband (hereafter referred to as "dad" since he is the kids' dad) and his wife were headed to Texas for the weekend. This worked out well because it meant they could drop off brother for the weekend, and he could be here for his sister's birthday party. This all went very well. Then brother informed us that he had decided to finish the school year here and that he didn't want to go back to Kansas City with his dad.

Yikes! Now I have absolutely no problem with it if he wants to live here - I love the kid and would love for him to stay with us. But since August or so, sister has lived here with momma and brother has lived there with daddy, and we've gotten them together and shipped them back and forth whenever we had the chance. There are the obvious issues of siblings missing each other, brother missing mom and sister missing dad, but given the situation, it's worked out pretty well. This new development with brother, whom I shall now refer to as bubba, was something I knew dad wasn't going to be too happy about, and I can't say I blame him.

I was right - dad wasn't at all happy about it. He took bubba to dinner to talk about it. I don't know what was said, but apparently bubby told him the same thing he'd told us, and dad, to his credit, allowed him to do what he wanted, even though dad was very upset about this.

So yesterday we dropped off the paperwork to get bubba into school here and he should start tomorrow, probably. It's excellent having him around but I do feel bad about his dad.

<segue>One thing bubba said was that he wanted to be here when the baby is born. I thought that was really cool.</segue>

I'm getting more and more excited to meet the baby. I'm nervous about the c-section, of course, and a bit stressed about the financial end of it, but that stuff doesn't begin to approach the monumental significance and importance of this baby coming into our lives. I'm certain I don't have the words to describe how hugely important this is to me, and how excited I really am.

Being excited is great. It's fun. Momma and I talk about it almost every day. But there is another overwhelming feeling I have about it, a feeling I wasn't sure I'd be able to manage, but I have. It's also hugely important.


I'm ready.
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