I'm having a rough time right now. I'm really struggling with the upcoming holidays and single parenting. The Gnat had the kids all weekend and it felt extra empty and lonely without them.
Dd had told me that the Gnat and Hello Kitty were going to put up a real tree this weekend to decorate with them. I put up my artificial tree (yes he was trying to upstage me) and waited for the kids to come home to decorate it. Dd came running in the door tonight to tell me all about their tree and their matchy matchy ornaments (I have hodgepodge of old family ornaments and kid craft ornaments). I was glad she had fun, but it stung to hear them playing family together.
So we are decorating our tree and DD says "Mommy, I'm so glad to be home with you and getting to decorate MY tree. I had fun today, but you're more fun. They're kind of like teenagers. LOL! I really have no idea what she was referring to, but I was laughing inside. I just hugged her and said I was glad to have her and DS home too. I'm so glad that she knows her real home is with me.