So they actually think we're divorced...and that I am a horrible mother.
However, due to work I haven't been able to go to that many games or practices. Sometimes when we go, we take two cars because I'm almost always on call, because if something happens I have to go. I have to
work this much because my husband is not working right now.
Well, it's the end of the season. I went to the last practice of the game (in a different car because I just came off of work). All the parents were staring at me. Whispering. It felt weird. But I wasn't sure what they were talking about. I ignored them.
After the practice, my son told me that the kids and the parents think that my husband and I are divorced. That he has full custody and I never see my kids, and that I don't support their activities. WOW. One of the kids parents was collecting money to get a gift for my husband and her son told my son that she refused to get me a gift because I abandoned my children and my husband.
I am in shock at their horrible assumptions! I don't want a gift. I don't even want their approval. I just don't appreciate the parents talking about me to their children, and then it getting back to my son. My son thought it was hilarious, but still that is awful.
My husband and I have been happily married for 12 years, together for 15. We are significantly younger than the other parents, so I see how they can assume. I also understand, I am not there that much. However, I am very supportive of my children and my husband. I just had to work extra to make things work. I have been to EVERY soccer game, football game, and baseball game my son has ever been in. I have been the team parent for every team. This basketball league has the oddest schedule and locations, plus they change things on a whim so it is very hard for me.
This is a prime example of people jumping to conclusions and judging someone when they don't know diddily squat!
Should I set things straight at the end of season party today? (The one that I planned at 12 midnight for the last week because that's the only time I had). Or just let it go?