As I had offered to pick up someone else’s kid from school, said to AH that I could get our three if he needed to work.
He got home at 3.50; just as a real estate friend arrived to do an appraisal. Not sure if he was already in a bad mood or whether seeing her there started it (I hadn’t told him I had made appointments – was just going to give him their responses). He took all three kids to Master 10’s soccer training and I showed my agent around. Kids were happy when they got back but all AH could do was bark at them to get their stuff sorted or, if they weren’t ready when he left, they’d leave without it. He seemed in a hurry to get out – not sure if that was just so he could get them settled at the other house or, having seen on his brother’s FB page that their resident’s visas had arrived and they’d be drinking to celebrate, whether it was because he didn’t want to miss the party.
Had asked around if anyone had a car I could borrow for the weekend (didn’t want Papa to walk from the bus station tomorrow and, as AH has the kids, he has our only car). Workmate came to my rescue so I told AH I’d have a car and could do the soccer run for one of the boys (Master 10 is playing at 10 am and, on checking online, Master 8 is playing at 8.45). He told Master 8 to leave his soccer stuff at the home as I’d be taking him, to which I said I thought he would as I took him on Monday. He said ‘just coz you want the sleep-in’ and that he hadn’t seen Master 10 play yet (as he’d had a bye on Monday), but I didn’t say what I was thinking — that we’re only onto week 3 of a long season so there’d be heaps of time for that!!
Nothing more was said until they were just about to leave, when I pointed out Master 8’s stuff was still in the lounge. Again, AH said ‘is this so you get the sleep-in’. I told AH that he’d already said that and was wrong and I’d appreciate it if he stopped suggesting that. Said Master 8 said on the way to soccer on Monday that ‘Daddy had taken him the first week, so it was my turn and Daddy would be next week’ but if he really wanted to sleep-in, I would take Master 8. Then asked Master 8 who he wanted to take him – he said “Daddy”. Asked Master 10 who he wanted to take him — “Mama”. Out of the mouths of babes, ay!?
Man, if he’s in a bad mood now, how’s he going to be once my Papa turns up on his doorstep on Saturday??!! Still not sure how I feel about that. It might make it seem like I want to be back with him and, given things that have happened (especially the turfing out of the home) I really don’t think that I do.
Positives from the day:
- getting some more sexy lingerie … hot pink to really shake that fuddy-duddy boringness away;
- knowing I have a counselling session tomorrow;
- getting the grocery shopping done before I even got to work today. Have also changed Miss 5’s bed ready for Papa. Success!