Part of my divorce requires the liquidation of all our marital assets, including the apartment I’ve lived in since 2004 (any takers?). I’m moving out early next week into a new apartment nearby, and JP’s mother is moving in while we put the place on the market (short answer: I’m a slob).
I’m curious to see how this all plays out for JP. On the one hand, he doesn’t really have to move (his mother currently lives next door to me; short answer: there is no short answer for that one), and what’s more, he gets a whole new room, new toys (I threw out most of the old ones), and a large backyard. Lucky him!
But there’s also a small concern about the disorientation of it all. His mother moved out about two years ago now. I don’t even know if he remembers her living in the apartment with me. Injecting her back into this environment won’t necessarily be bad–it’s just unknown.
My expectation is that he will be fine. He’s an adaptable and good-tempered child, and well, life is change, even for children. But it’s nice to have a sense today about what topics he will be angrily condemning me and his mother for twenty years hence. Time to prepare some counter-arguments!