To know me you need to love my insecurities. I can be a jealous person as well as selfish all rolled into one. Please just love me and go with it.
In our blended family and maybe it is similar to yours when it comes to both geographic location and the parenting agreement. Ann my wife has her daughters 50 percent of the time. Ann’s oldest is in college but she will sometimes keep the same visiting schedule as her younger sister. I have my son every other weekend.
I informed my former wife that I wanted our son to move in with us to start high school for this coming fall. I knew in my heart of hearts that a boy needs his dad. I was nervous to send that email but she was OK with my suggestion. Maybe she knew something I did not know.
Last week I set up a tour of the high school where Ann’s younger daughter attends. The school is focused on academics plus the “boy” would know at least one person there.
This is where the selfish trait I have has shown it’s ugly head. I want to spend more time with my son. Is that so wrong? My former wife has had him since our divorce so it is now my turn. Isn’t it?
The jealousy is because Ann does have 50 percent. I only see my son more during hockey season because I coach.
My son informed me that he would attend a high school near his mom’s house.
I will support his decision but it did hurt to hear him tell me his choice.