It’s been 8 years since I got custody of my kids – about.
I haven’t screwed them up! Below is a picture of my beautiful daughter on this wonderful day.
So soon she heads off to college. Although she has the choice of several schools, she chose to stay local, at UTSA – for the first year anyway. She doesn’t want to change her life that drastically in one year. I think that is a mature decision on her part.
So I will soon be child-free. No dependents, except my faithful border collie, Yoshi, (of course).
That opens a lot of opportunities – for where I want to live, what lifestyle I want vs. what I had to provide to keep the kids (and the courts) happy.
This is what they call a game-changer.
Where to live? Warm is good. But it is 102 in San Antonio today, that isn’t warm. That is brutally hot. And you people in Arizona with your “but it’s a dry heat” bullshit, just shut the fuck up. It’s brutal. You aren’t fooling us. Especially when you greet us that way as we melt off of the airplane! 🙂
Anyway – a lot of options. Kinda like when I was 18 – and the choices were all mine.
No clue what I’ll do. But I know I’ll do what makes me happy. I am at the point in my life where I refuse to accept anything less. Wish I thought that way 25 years ago.
Hope my daughter always does.
Lauren – your Daddy loves you. And always will. Even after you marry some undeserving guy 🙂
Best of luck, doll.
Always be happy.