Family Dinner?

So it’s Labor Day. Labor Day seems the most misunderstood of all the national holidays. Labor Day is kind of the ugly duckling of national holidays… It’s not as sexy asĀ  Forth Of July, for sure. It doesn’t have the gravitas of Memorial Day or Veterans Day. It is basically a day to celebrate the American workers and to a certain extent, the Labor Unions that helped those workers gain rights. Labor Day is fine with me :-).

Today we had a bit of miscommunication here in my world. Today is my day with the kids. It was my intention to cook for them. It was nothing fancy… it was a smoked pork shoulder… but I worked on it all day. I communicated with my kids and my STBXW that I was cooking a dinner for them. I got ditched pretty much. I guess what happened is that my kids really didn’t care about dinner. One didn’t even bother to find a way to eat with me. The other decided to eat directly before coming over….thus claiming she “wasn’t hungry”. I know I shouldn’t be as torqued up as much as I am but IT IS eating me up. It is disrespectful. Sometimes I think that they are willing to take the path of least resistance, in that they don’t want to interact for fear there may discomfort. IDK…. my 10 year-old Son ate with me.. I’d like think he did so because he wanted to… not because he thinks he had to. This will pass…