For obvious reasons, I feel like the last post needs to be followed by something a bit more light-hearted. Thank you, everyone, for your kind words. It's getting better. I feel so badly for my friend's family, because I know their hurt is so great. We all know the adage about Time, and as much as it's thrown around, it's the truth. All any of us can do is pass the days and hope it gets easier.
Campbell drew a nice picture at pre-school a couple of weeks ago. It has a lovely stick figure, and next to her is another stick figure, with a big circle and X over it. There is some grass, I think some clouds in the sky - overall a perfectly beautiful portrait with a slight question as to why one of the people has the X over them.
The caption underneath, which Campbell is very proud to have sounded out and written by herself, says, "Minmomcanthvbofrn".
We asked her, What does that say? She replies, "My mom can't have a boyfriend." Apparently I am the stick figure, and next to me is the Xed out boyfriend I am NOT allowed to have. We asked her why, and she logically replied, "Because you're married to Daddy".
But Jason was a bit mystified, and I'm sure the teachers and aides at school were more than a bit mystified, over why my daughter would be expounding on this subject in the first place. And NO - Mommy does NOT have a boyfriend!