I've been divorced for 4 years now. And Alternate holiday weekends still suck!! For any of you who are not divorced, and don't have to memorize a Custody schedule for your child... let me give you a brief explanation. Shared custody of a child means that my son summer holidays get alternated year to year.... last year he was with me for Memorial Day, and Labor Day. This year he goes with his Dad and I get him for 4th of July.
This was supposed to be my weekend, but instead, my son gets to spend the holiday weekend with his Dad. I'm sad about it, but the only thing I can do about it is deal with it. So I'm planning on running a couple of races to stop torturing myself psychologically, and push myself Physically instead.
Roger and I will be driving out to the beach for the weekend, but not before I can have some more torture. A baseball game was cancelled two weeks ago, and the coaches picked the Friday before the holiday weekend to make it up..... Yes, because nobody else was trying to forget their sorrows with a short trip! So we are driving to Rehoboth DE AFTER the baseball game.... AFTER seeing him play and having fun, and knowing he will be going with his dad.
Ok, enough with my whining. I get to go to the beach for 2 glorious days, and even if it's cloudy and raining, I will still be in a short vacation, and I'm lucky to have that! Packing my Harry Potter audiobook for the long drive, and a few other books to read by the beach.