Tuesday, January 15, 2013

1/15/13 Transitions

Tuesday night....without the kids, two nights in a row. This is never an easy adjustment, filled with mixed emotions, from being grateful for the freedom to longing for the activity.

I'm starting to notice that the kids are at their worst on "transition day," which happens 3 times a week given our current "2-2-3" custody arrangement. My growing "gut-sense" is that fewer changes would be better for them (no changes would be ideal but as we all know, that didn't work out), but I have no solid proof. Many people have asked about a week-by-week arrangement, but dad wouldn't even consider testing a trial period, so that's off the table for now.

It's different for me: the first night away from them is glorious; the second, not at all.

Between school schedules, holidays, summers and general life, I'm not sure there ever really will be a "regular" routine. "Change is constant" they say about parenthood, in all circumstances. No more so than now.


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