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« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2018, 12:52:01 AM »
I am with Acorn on the instinctive gesture from H.  Guess I am an incorrigible optimist too.

Love that you scored a new top.  Don't spill any wine on it!

I also have to say that I am pretty pleased with myself for working out what IIRC means  ;D

Happy Thursday KIT.  Hope you have found a suitable way to celebrate again.
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Re: Eye On The Prize
« Reply #21 on: March 22, 2018, 01:06:41 AM »
Here too Kit!! Wouldn't miss your thread! Big laugh reading it! I would try for the car like Noe said!

My S wears the Nike dry fit shirts. They're very nice. Maybe your S could use it!
And love that you were drinking wine because it was Tuesday. I'm going to use this expression of yours!  xxx
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Re: Eye On The Prize
« Reply #22 on: March 22, 2018, 03:14:12 PM »
Welcome to your new thread KIT.

Anyway, the title to this thread is "Eye on The Prize" and that is supposed to be all about me re-focusing on my prize, S11.

The most precious in the world and do not forget you are his prize too. He will we so proud of such great mom!

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Re: Eye On The Prize
« Reply #23 on: March 24, 2018, 10:38:58 AM »
Just catching back up. :)

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Re: Eye On The Prize
« Reply #24 on: March 26, 2018, 09:42:39 PM »
Oh goodness KIT, wow, he is something else.   :P

Caught back up and following along.
Friends for 7 years before dating
Married for 14 years
BD 12/14/15 - 2 weeks after 14th anniversary
Divorce final 4/13/16
EA - 9/15-4/16
New GF 12/16
Engaged to her 6/17 (I found out 8/10/17)
Moved to her State 4 States away - 7/13/17
Engagement off 8/20/17
Moved back to our State 8/24/17
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Re: Eye On The Prize
« Reply #25 on: March 27, 2018, 04:01:40 PM »
Thank you all for following along and offering encouragement and advice. It means so much to me!

This am H tells me a parent from the lacrosse team we just played on Sunday lodged a complaint letter to the league chair about him. This is actually the other U12 team which is technically the same team bc there were so many kids, they had to split them up. So huge rivalry according to H. Well he has some anger issues (hello MLC)  and was yelling at the refs and muttering things under his breath (but loud enough so the stats keepers could hear). These are 10 and 11 year olds. He does get very loud.  He sent me the letter and it was pretty bad. I think there is some amount of sour grapes bc we did end up beating them.  But much of what she said was true. I didn’t get into it with H, just replied to his email with “Bitter much?” (Referring to the woman who wrote the letter)  And he replied “Yep.” Mostly bc I didn’t want to get into it with him, either way, I lose. I didn’t want to reward this behavior by engaging in a general discussion where he would then reiterate his position. But I also have no interest in being his mommy and telling him to play nice. So although he plays it off, as a pleaser I know this probably really upset him. And truthfully, as a coach, as a judge, and as a mature adult, he shouldn’t have made any of those remarks.

So I’m sure my non-engagement is more justification in his mind that I’m just not supportive. Whatevs. He’s been so non-communicative lately. He runs away as soon as he drops S11 after a game. He gives me a quick hug and cheek kiss. But I have no idea where he goes or what he does. Well I have my assumptions. Which are not good. I just wish I didn’t care at all.  He hasn’t even asked about Easter. And I don’t bring it up either. I know better now. I have plans with S11 and bought his Easter goodies. Who knows if H will acknowledge the holiday. I guess there is still a part of me that thinks he will. And then when he doesn’t I’m disappointed. But, that is getting better with every holiday that passes by. I think I definitely cycle down near holidays.

Anyway, thanks for following along.

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Re: Eye On The Prize
« Reply #26 on: March 27, 2018, 04:24:19 PM »
   They are crazy arent they kit. I also cycle on the holidays. There just a numbness there that wont go away.

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« Reply #27 on: March 27, 2018, 07:50:00 PM »

Thank you all for following along and offering encouragement and advice. It means so much to me!

I agree, KIT.  Having people bother to take the time to respond to our posts does mean a lot to some of us.     Even if folks just post a sentence or two I always am thankful that they offered some support. 

Judgy McCoach better get his yelling and muttering under control!   ;)
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Re: Eye On The Prize
« Reply #28 on: March 28, 2018, 02:32:46 AM »
Ironically, it is the holidays when my Mid-Lifer ramps up the "BFF's and let's play Family" BS which usually ends up with my head in a knot....
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Re: Eye On The Prize
« Reply #29 on: March 28, 2018, 04:09:18 AM »

I don't know why your H felt the need to let you know about the complaint, but I agree, it was no win situation for you.  I think I would have done something similar.

As for Easter, I'm glad you have plans w S, let H do whatever...  And I understand holidays being hard.  We have so many years of traditions, and all of a sudden, they are all forgotten by MLC'er, and we either have to continue them and pretend we aren't hurt by their absence, or find new traditions without them.  Either way, it is tough.

Sending you a big Easter hug, my friend!
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