But Friday night went really well. Ex got to my house at 5:45 and brought the kids home at 10:20. When he got there, J was asleep in the truck, and he very carefully took him out so he wouldn't wake him up. J had his head on his dad's shoulder, sound asleep, when he came in. Jack woke up and looked at me and put his head right back on his dad. I asked J to come to me 3 times but he wouldn't budge. Finally I took him from Ex and put him in bed. (I'm guessing either was really out of it, or he felt pretty comfortable with his dad.)
Pumpkin said Jack was really good and they had a great time. Jack chowed down on chocolate cake, got lots of presents, and everybody loved him. P said Grandma took about a hundred pictures. I couldn't help but think she has a lot of missed pictures to make up for.
I asked Ex what his father thought of Jack (he had never seen him before) and Ex got really bent out of shape and didn't want to talk about that. I found out later that P and him had a similar conversation on the way home, and he lied to her and told her that Grandpa had met J before. When Pumpkin told him that she KNOWS he hadn't, her father told her to be quiet and that she sounded just like me. Pumpkin was pretty upset (tears in her eyes) and she told me that she felt like punching him.
I think ex thinks that this will blow over and everybody will forget what a DB he has been for the past year and a half. Maybe he thinks he can make P doubt the truth if he keeps lying to her. Too bad for him, she is too smart and mature to let him get away with that.
All in all it was a very successful visit. There is still a long way to go and a lot of hard feelings to get over, but at least I have hope that we can be co-parents someday.
BTW, I haven't been on much, and might be in and out for a while. Work has been really stressfull (that could be a whole other post, but I'll spare you), and rarely have a moment to bump from home. I love and miss you guys, I am just overwhelmed right now and going 10 different directions.