Monday, October 13, 2008

I can't believe I'm going to write this...

...but I actually have something nice to say about CSJ. This morning, just like every Monday morning, he brought my son home around 7am. Usually, I'm already up and getting ready for school, but since I'm off today, I was still lying in bed. I wasn't really sleeping, but kind of in that in-between stage between awake and asleep. I heard them come in, and for once, they were actually trying to be quiet. I heard CSJ say, "Shhh, Mom's still sleeping. Oh, that's right, she's off today. That sucks that she has to get up on her day off to take you to school." There was some more whispering between the two of them. Then, I heard him go outside. I assumed he left. A couple of minutes later, I got out of bed, went to my son's room to say good morning, and he said, "Why did you get up?" So I say, "To take you to school." He said, "No, Dad's gonna drive me so you could sleep in. He's waiting out in the car." I almost fell over.

I still had to get up, though, because he needed lunch. (He's back to his "diet" so I didn't want him to just buy lunch at school, since that would mean chili-cheese fries!) A few minutes later CSJ came back in the house to see what was taking my son so long, and he genuinely looked disappointed that I was up. He thought my son woke me, and almost yelled at him for waking me, before I explained that I got up to make his lunch. He said he was just going to give him lunch money, and that I should just go back to bed. That wasn't going to happen, but I appreciated the gesture, nonetheless.

Perhaps somewhere under all that shit there's still a teeny, tiny shred of the man I used to love... Luckily for him, these are the moments that keep me from hiring a hit man!!

8 comments:

Suz said...

V.D can really effect a persons mind.

Persnickety Ticker said...
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Persnickety Ticker said...

Wow...knock me over with a feather. If my FCB actually ever said or did anything impromptu pleasant in my general direction I would probably drop dead from a heart attack on the spot.

Jason said...

Love the quote at the top of your blog!

I love reading stories from other teachers, so I'm glad you stopped by! Any friend of Suz is a friend of mine.

Thanks for the comment, and I'll see you around!

Christina Shaver said...

I'm impressed.

The Girl Next Door said...

Yes I did read this but didn't comment (OK I was lurking I admit it) and yes i understand how you feel that you hate to admit he has likable moments. I get madder when I remember nice moments b/c it makes me go to that "Why did this happen and it wasn't supposed to work out like this" place. And I hate that place. I really really hate that place...

C said...
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C said...

chi, thank you for your warm comment on my blog.. i guess you can really relate to how i feel about my ex-husband, as it sounds like you have been through similar. i LOVE the quote you have at the top of your post. you sound like a really neat person. glad to meet you. i will add you to my blog roll.

C ya.