So this is technically my first single Valentine's Day in a long time.
I've gotten a few concerned texts, pitying looks, ect.
I'M FINE GUYS.
I LOVE this holiday. I LOVE this day. Heck I'm wearing a hot pink dress at work!
I'm not angry, bitter or resentful. For my friends that have someone special to share this day with, I'm truly happy for them. For myself, I get to spend my evening with Boomer who asked me yesterday to be her Valentine. (I sent her a flower from the cheerleaders at her school and she thought it was the coolest thing ever, so she asked me.) We are going to watch Brave, and eat chocolate and popcorn and snuggle with Jackson, the main man in our lives.
I hope that someday, maybe sooner rather than later, there will be a man friend to watch Disney movies with us and snuggle too. I'm also totally ok with the fact that right now it is just us girls.
To switch gears, I thought I would do a different take on the "Why we Work" trend it posts.
I'm going to tell you why JJ and I work...now.
|21 year old Whitney and 22 year old JJ|
I know it's weird. My ex and I get along pretty well for the most part. I remember going to marriage counseling once, and the counselor being SO confused.
"Why are you here? You guys seem to get along great!"
We do. When the three of us hang out, grab dinner, or see a movie the dynamic is great.
We don't hate each other. We don't scream and argue. We don't use our kid as a weapon. We genuinely enjoy each other.
|Back when we were all babies...|
Now that we've taken ourselves out of the marriage equation, we work. We can discuss Boomer, and parent her and be friends. He comes to Christmas and Thanksgiving and Hanukkah. We all went to see Lego Movie last weekend. He drove me to the store when I had a migraine. He's not perfect. I'm not perfect. But we work.
Happy Valentine's Day everyone!