Single Mom Slice Of Life:
I Am Doing Something Right.. If You Count THIS!
It was a hot and sunny Arizona afternoon when we decided, over all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet food, that it would be a dark and stormy night that would change our futures forever (ever… ever… ever).
Now, I haven’t been married, or dating (thanks for rubbing that in) for about 10 years so I can’t really comment on what normal conversation with a partner is like. I can only tell you what Nick, Justin and I talk about on a daily basis: school, chores, who did what, and who didn’t break it. So there we sat at lunch, slumped over our plates, one with a headache, one with a two-hour homework project looming, and one with a week-long test ahead of him. Even as I write this, I can’t remember who uttered the phrase, “We should run away from home” (though it does sound like something I would say). Whoever said it (yeah, it was probably me) started a two-hour conversation that had me looking from boy to boy, wondering what kind of person raises kids with this type of imagination.
The story below outlines the journey that ultimately changed Wendy, Nick, and Justin Woodward into Madge, Whittaker, and Linus Armstrong: