Today the only thing that happened that is worth reporting is Roger came home. To be honest I don't really know why because Buddy is really upset about me having to come get him. Mom said that it was Buddy's Dad's way of hurting his Mom. She said that Buddy's Dad just wanted Buddy upset to get Buddy's Mom upset too. I know that Divorce makes people do crazy thing but dang! To hurt Buddy to get his Mom upset? That makes no sense to me. So I told Mom that "I pray you and Dad never get Divorced" Mom told me not to worry that there is a plan for that (Mom has a plan for everything if you haven't learned that by now) ... I laughed and said let me guess the plan is to not get Divorced??? She said that would be plan A but if it failed there was always plan B!
I thought Mom was joking but she wasn't. Turns out a few years back a couple that had been married 21 yrs got divorced. This couple was in Mom and Dad's wedding and Mom and Dad loved them both very much. When this couple got Divorced they did a bunch of Crazy things but Mom and Dad stood their ground and never took sides. One of them even was going to try and make Mom and Dad testify against the other about something that was said and they put their foot down and said they would not do it.
To this day we are friends with both of them. We are just careful not to invite them both to the house at the same time. To top that off they both know that we are still friends with the other and that both are still loved and welcome in our home.
Anyway, When that all happened Mom and Dad did some talking. Mom said that part of it was that they learned that anyone could get Divorced, even those you don' t think will. In all their talking Mom and Dad decided that if they planned their Divorce when they were happily married it would be a friendly Divorce and alot easier on me. And that is just what they did. They have all these rules for their Divorce.
First, I will be welcome in both their homes anytime. I won't have to worry about who gets custody of me it will be 50/50 and I stay where I want as long as both parents know where I am. Then they had this one rule about they have to both be at all the milestones in my life and be nice to the other .... I thought that sounded funny but Mom said it meant like Graduation or a Wedding or something. I can't remember all the rules but they even have it planned if they are mad at each other they each must go to 50% of all sport events but they can do so without seeing the other person. Mom said the one she thought was most important was the one that said if either one of them say mean things about the other person in front of me that person looses custody of me.... They have like two pages of rules that have to be followed if they get a Divorce. It even talks about how Mom will live on the farm until I don't need help with the animals or I move them all off to another place. Then the family farm goes to Dad since it is his family's farm.
I have to tell you at first I thought it was funny that Mom and Dad planned their Divorce but after talking to Mom about it and learning some of the mean thing people will do during a Divorce ... I don't care if it makes my parents weird... I like having a plan B for their Divorce. I have to admit I never really worried until some one I know is having to deal with it ... Then I did get a little worried but not any more ....