Monday, May 24, 2010

Monday links and X update

X is out of jail. It happened sooner than we thought, but he's already left town, for which I am mostly relieved, but I was also worried about how the girls would react to it.
They didn't seem to notice that he left town without even trying to see them, so that's good. He left a message for Sylvia on Friday night, but she never returned his call. She was elated when she heard the message, but seemed to be more interested in continuing the life we already had going. She'd just finished her Showcase, and was looking forward to the party we were going to. She didn't call him on Saturday, either, again focusing on the plans we had for a family get-together.
On Sunday, he called again and she spoke to him. She teared up a little when she told him she missed him, but otherwise, they just talked about the Showcase, and that school was getting out soon (and then Riley talked to him and pretty much said the same thing), they said they'd talk to him again next weekend and that was it!
I'm glad that it didn't happen until after we'd gotten through the week. Sylvia had finals last week, and then getting ready for the Showcase at their after-school program so we already had our hands full. The timing actually couldn't have been better. I am glad that it hasn't seemed to cause any emotional problems for either of them. They took it in stride, and then got back to focusing on things happening in their lives, and then the Lost finale (of course).
The girls both did a fantastic job at the Showcase. Riley is a natural actress, and Sylvia shined in all 8 of her appearances :) She did 6 dance numbers, sang in a trio, and did an acting scene. I was so incredibly proud of both of them.
I've written an update on LA Moms about the Mean Girls drama from a couple of weeks ago, and am  continuing my series on Middle School at Parentella.


MindyMom said...

Great news about your X leaving town. Glad the girls are not disappointed too.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad things went smoothly, as far as your ex is concerned. I hope things go that smoothly when I move mine across the country.

Anonymous said...

Grrr Blogger just erased my comment!

Anyways it sounds like everything went pretty well all said and done. Sometimes I hate how self absorbed this age can be but when it comes to situations like these we can be glad for it! Lady H had her issues w/ Dad this week too and she seems to have moved past them, although she hasn't contacted him yet.

Danielle said...

They reacted well because they have a great supportive mommy!

Mandy Walker said...

I'm happy for you that your girls handled this well but I am sure that is thanks to you and the way you've been raising them. You're doing a great job and I hope you're proud of yourself.

Sounds like it's a good thing X didn't choose to stay around.


jenn said...

I'm glad that the girls handled everything so well. You must be doing something right. :)

And for your sake, I'm glad he left town quickly.

Cat said...

I'm glad everything went this smoothly. And it sounds like the girls did great at the Showcase! They're lucky to have you all the way around.

Anonymous said...

What a relief it must be that his presence didn't make a blip in anyone's plans or day. Life is continuing on the trajectory, for yourself and your daughters, that you have created. That's your Showcase performance.