I was in a parking lot downtown (or as downtown as we have) today. There, I saw a couple and their two young children. Because it is suddenly bitterly cold here today, I had my windows up, and didn't hear their interactions. Their body language told me what was going on however.
The mother was angry, her arms crossed over her chest, and she wasn't making eye contact with the father. He wore a rather exasperated look as he grabbed a small jacket out of the trunk of the car and handed it to the woman. Both boys were wandering aimlessly in small circles. And I could just tell that this was the trade-off. Thanks to some irreconcilable difference between the two adults, the children were now spending their time between the homes of two people who love them, but not each other anymore.
And I thought to myself that it could always be worse. John may have been laid off again, but we still have each other... and the cutest kid on the planet.
6 years ago