For Mothers' Day, I bought a $50 gift card at a store she likes, and had the boys make her cards. This is despite the fact that I was two months out of the house at that point. I just thought it would be too sad if she didn't get a present or cards on her first Mothers' Day alone.
Of course, she wanted me to keep the kids for that day (as I do every weekend), because "the best gift would be a day to myself". Mother of the fucking year.
Anyhow, now it's Fathers' Day, and it's the weekend, and I'm glad to have my boys with me. Not that I would want it, but she didn't offer me a day to myself. The boys had a store-bought card for me, and a $50 gift card to a fast food restaurant.
I mean, I am very much a burger kind of guy, but couldn't she have tried a little harder?
But here's the best part. She also sent a FD card for me - from HER!
The front said: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
The inside had a little poem about how I'm so perfect and shouldn't change anything about myself. Then she wrote: "Thank you for being a wonderful daddy to our boys."
Now, maybe this is a genuine effort on her part to be nice to me on my first lone FD, but for some reason it really pisses me off.
She felt the need to treat me like shit for 17.5 years, and cheat on me however many times, but wants to remind me how perfect I am.