01 May, 2006

Blown Out

...we spell out the words we don't want him to understand/ Like T-O-Y or maybe S-U-R-P-R-I-S-E....

"Mama, are you and Papa going to get a divorce?"

Not today, baby.

"You sure?"

Yes, baby, I'm sure.

"How do you know?"

Because it's Saturday, sweetie. Lawyers don't work on Saturdays.

What? You know one that does?

(D-I-V-O-R-C-E; Tammy Wynett)

1 comment:

Paul said...

That's one of those moments in parenthood that are truly terrible. I will never forget the night that my wife and I told the kids that we were going to separate. To say that they were upset is a vacuous understatement- they were devastated.

I have no regrets over divorcing my ex- life has been far better since I left her- but I hated seeing my kids having to learn to cope with that concept. There is still fallout from it to this day.