Saturday, November 26, 2011

A Thanksgiving full of surprises (the return of JJ)

Happy Thanksgiving!! This Thanksgiving will go down in the record books. My husband changed his mind and JJ has been with me for a few days.

In the last few days, I have watched my baby turn six and the dismantling of a family. When I first met my future husband's family, I was amazed by their closeness. There was a big Sunday dinner once a month. Thanksgiving, Christmas and other events were nice.

But since the death of my mother-in-law, things have went downhill with the family. I don't know what made my husband change his mind but he did. Along with an apology for any trouble he caused me.
Honestly, I accepted it and took my child back with me. It is only a few days. JJ has school on Monday but it has been nice. My baby is learning to read. And if he doesn't know a word, he will ask for the meaning.

We have read several books, watched some dvds and played at the park. Plus, he got to see Mommy be a reporter. I had to cover a Christmas parade. He said it was great for two reasons. He got to see what I do and get tons of candy. At parades here, they throw out tons of candy. Christmas parades are so much more bearable with a child in tow.

I have to admit am I exhausted but will be sad to take him home tomorrow. The visit has gone by too quick. We return to SC Sunday with me taking JJ to school on Monday and having lunch with him before returning to RR. I have to be back at my desk at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Once the holidays are over, my husband and I are going to talk about the visitation and other issues. Holidays are rough for both of us so why make them even more complicated.

DAILY DOSE (JJ edition)

1. Being able to spend a few days with my son.

2. Christmas parades are so much better with a child.

3. Hugs and kisses from JJ.


  1. It's all good! Peace. This is middlechild

  2. I am glad you were able to see JJ, and that you and your husband are going to work out these important issues. It will be easier for all if it is amicable, and perhaps your husband realized that.

    It sounds like you have had a wonderful time with JJ! I am so happy for you!!!

  3. I'm so happy for you - it sounds like a wonderful holiday! My 19 year old "baby" comes home next Friday and I get him got two whole weeks! We'll miss both holidays, but I'm cool with it.

  4. I am really happy you got to spend some time with JJ. I know how much that means to you. I hope you and your husband work out things for you and JJ okay. Thinking of you!

  5. Hey! I'm happy that you got to spend some time with your son. Good luck with the upcoming holidays and sorting through the muck afterwards. You can do it. Stay strong, you are doing great :)


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