I returned from my hiatus on August 29th. As I unpacked, the housekeeper arrived to clean the place. When she was gone I savoured my last pinch of freedom.
I considered my ‘script’ deciding that not only Summer and Christmas and Easter, but if I could get Daniel to take Gabi every weekend….?
On the 31st of August Daniel arrived with Gabi . I acted so happy to see her that she would, by her nature, respond in the most sour manner.
As she stalked to her room I spoke with Daniel and provoked him to ask to have Gabi every weekend.
I could see he was stressed, but he was one of those pathetic people who put everyone else first and himself last, if at all.
I know he must have had a terrible summer, and of course, blamed himself.
As the agreement between us at the Divorce had her living with me and he getting only two weekends a month, I sure he felt he had ‘abandoned’ Gabi and couldn’t expect to make it up to her in just one summer.