It’s not perfect but the kids made it through the school day

Neither one of the boys came home from school early yesterday. Around lunchtime, I called because I wanted to make sure everything was okay. The office said that boys seem to be doing well and that made me feel so good.

When I did pick up the kids, Emmett was in a great mood and Elliott wasn’t too far off. He made it through the day but was not feeling well for most of it.

I hate that he’s so distressed it makes him physically ill but I’m incredibly proud of him for sticking it out. It feel like there’s hope that we can work through this and get our lives back on track.

This whole divorce thing has turned our lives inside out and upside down. There’s no question about that. I don’t think there’s a set time frame for how long it takes to get your bearings after something like that. I feel like our only real option at this point is to take things one day at a time.



I won’t be surprised if I get a call from the school this week. Rather than dwell on that possibility, I want to instead, focus on how we made it through the days we have. What about those days made it easier to make it through?

Either way, we have some safeguards in place to help the boys during the day. Leaving early or going home sick is a last resort.

We’ve yet to actually test those safeguards but I feel like it’s a pretty solid plan and if nothing else, it’s something other than missing school.

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