The non communication between Michael's parents and Mr. Sexy and I drives me up the wall. I'm sure it would most people. From what I hear, co-parenting is never easy. I get that. Except for one thing. Co-parenting has the term, "co," in it. As in together. Working as team. Talking to each other. Discussing issues at home or at school.
There is no "co" in our co-parenting system. At least that's how it feels most of the time. For instance:
Two days ago was the cookie dough pick up day. I was really proud of Michael for partcipating in the fundraiser this year and he had goals of how much he wanted to sell in order to receive prizes. I picked up his two boxes and headed home proudly. Soon after I got a call from his dad. Apparantley we picked up his cookie dough as well. I was confused because I didn't see any names from that set of parents on the order form.
Upon opening the box I found an order form - however it wasn't one I had seen. It from Michael's dad's family and friends. I realized I picked up their cookie dough instead of ours.
Because Michael had two order forms, there was no accumulation of prizes. He missed out. Michael missed out on something good because his dad wasn't able to share information with me.
I'm still upset about it. I feel like Michael was wronged. I feel like he was let down. I feel like letting go of the "co" in parenting as Michael's other parents seem to do so often.
But I won't. I'm better than that. Mr. Sexy is better than that.
Today, I'm still fighting for the "co" in parenting.
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