I must say, I was surprised at how poorly Röbert took the news that I would like a trial separation. Obviously, I expected him to be upset by my text, but I didn’t think he would leave so many voice mails using some very spicy language! I couldn’t even listen to them. I had to call his mother and ask her to drop the children off because clearly her son is overwhelmed with grief right now.
There was snow again this morning and school was closed, but I was able to get Hummus and Merlin over to All Praise Our Blessed Little Lambs Preschool, where I knew Miss Sherrilyn would be happy to put Merlin to work on one of the projects around the compound. I could tell Starling was upset about something and I wanted to give her the opportunity to tell me what it was.
This afternoon, after we made fun of weak people who eat lunch, she asked me what a word means. Apparently there is a new little girl at school who called Starling “emaciated”. When I told her that it meant extremely slender she was so relieved! We decided to do some extra exercise to celebrate.