You win some, you lose some. The most important thing is that I did my best. Sure, Nancy took the kids, but at least I had a great time!
I really thought I had her for the first month, but once it came out that I had spent little Luke’s college fund on a motorcycle that I totalled immediately, that seemed to change the judge’s mind for some reason. But can you blame me? Life is a highway, and I wanna ride it all night long, baby.
Inviting the boys over for a drink and some smokes during Emily’s second birthday party was a no-no too, according to Nancy and her lawyer. But you know what they say, when you grow old, you only regret the things you didn’t do. And boy did I do that.
I thought I was a pretty good parent, but apparently leaving the kids by themselves all weekend while I went on a three-day bender is considered “gross negligence.” Who knew, right? I guess you live and you learn!
And sure, the trial ended with the judge calling me “irresponsible” and “completely incompetent,” but I gave it my all, and in the end, it’s about the journey, not the destination.