Being a single parent isn't easy. Oftentimes, for many people, the difficult job of single parenting is compounded by additional pressures and stresses from the "ex" and family. That is defnitely not the case for me. And I am SO lucky!
I am traveling for work this week and so I'm down in Mobile for a few days. After I finished work today, I headed over to my former inlaws' house. I was meeting up with my former inlaws, Princess Penelope and the ex's wife (ex had to work late) so they could take a look at Princess Penelope's senior portrait proofs and order what they wanted. We spread the pictures out on the table, eliminated some, and agonized over which smile was best, what pic had perfect hair, the perfect tilt of the chin. After all the decisions were made, I packed up the pictures, and we all started getting ready for dinner --- a simple one, spaghetti & meatballs, salad and bread. We reminisced over Princess Penelope's youth, caught up on goings on for both sides of the family, discussed college options and plans, rest-of-the-summer plans and generally just had a really nice time.
I know I'm lucky that after all of these years, things can just be good. And nice. And easy. And even. And drama free. It was a really nice night.