So if you follow this blog you know my story, Kids, Ex wife, Current wife that seems to be un amused by the life I lead. You know typical stuff.
But there's one constant, When they need stuff done who do they call? when they need a ticket to a show, when their friends need a guy, when the car needs a fixing or to be paid for who do they call?
I'm a hamster on a wheel.
And that's cool, that's my job. All I ask for in return is that all involved show good manners, Be respectful, Be good to mom and dad (and Step mom and dad) and spend time with your family from time to time.
I have good kids, But if you a new parent spend time with them when they are young because before you know it that little girl you love, The one that thinks you hung the moon. She will eventually find someone that is cooler than you. Its just the way the world rolls.
Here's what I cant and wont put up with, the Ex wife........this is what I get, Your jealous of her boyfriend! Oh that went over well, Her boyfriend is a good guy. She "thinks" he's cooler than me. Lets see how that works out.
Now here's my dilemma my ex and I are taking her to school in Nashville where she will prepare for some type of gig in music. She's going to have a blast, and she's going to grow up quick. Wonder who's going get the call when she needs a hand in music city? The same guy who her Mom claims is jealous of her boyfriend.
I was "was" going to drive home with her mom just to keep her company, and I know she's gonna be a wreck because she's leaving her baby at school, But I'm not sure that's my Job. I wanted to be a good guy, But the fact of the matter is she's my ex wife and no matter how good we get along she still isn't a fan of me. This is going to be hard on Cheys mom.
I'm watching my dad fade away from Alzheimer's I'm north every other weekend keeping an eye on my parents, So while I feel separation from my kid and her new life, I'm slowly letting go of the guy who has always been my hero. My kids are my life, But my oldest is growing up and she's doing what she thinks is best for her. My mom once told me. You will always be able to come home. That's always been true of my mom and dad, no matter how much I f'ed up she would always leave the door open. (I have used that door more than a few times!)
Fact is this my daughter is immensely talented, caught between high school and Nashville. A town that sees very mature talented kids trying to be a star waiting on every table in every restaurant. She's got some surprises coming her way.
And when she needs a hand, Just like her mom (my ex) they will call me and I will be there to help, Its what I do, I'm the fixer, the helper, the dad.
I will always be there, and from the looks of it I will always be misunderstood!
Good luck parents!