I have done what I can to prepare for possibilities.
- I have prepared The Boy for the possibility of coming with me rather than going to his dad’s for spring break. “But I’ll miss the cats!” he whimpered. After a few minutes, he was OK.
- I have offered the ex a way to pick The Boy up on the day he prefers, and he has not responded. You see, I have deflated his sails, and he doesn’t know how to respond without losing face.
- I have contacted my attorney to make sure we are as prepared as possible if (and that’s a big if) he decides to follow through.
I can’t do any more besides try to let the anxiety go. (As Grandma always said, “Do your best and that’s all you can do.“)
Today, I am back to running errands, planning to do taxes, getting an oil change. Taking care of things that need to be taken care of before a trip, and in so doing, attempting to let the stress of the last week go, come what may. I am as prepared as possible.