In June, right after that graduation ceremony I was asked to drive the kids to their babysitter on any day that Kelly worked. I said that I would do it for the summer only but I didn’t want to do it in the fall. Taking Piero to school means I don’t get to work until 9am. 1 to 2 hours later than I normally do. I made this condition clear up front. 2 weeks before school started, Eduardo got upset when I reiterated that I wasn’t planning on continuing because Kelly still hadn’t managed to make alternate arrangements. So about once a week, I am asked to drive Kylie to the babysitting and Piero to school. I do it because it is easier to just agree to do it. I gather that Kelly has managed to find someone else doing it the other days.
And now you are wondering what these two things have to do with each other right?
Last night, I was told that there was some Open House at the school that he needed to attend. I can’t remember if I asked if I could come or if I asked him if he wanted me to go. Either way, I was told I wasn’t welcome. He had no idea what the Open House was for so I looked it up today. It is a "Meet the Teacher". So I am enough of a parent to drive Piero to school and help with his homework but I am not quite enough of a parent to attend any kind of event that would require acknowledgment of my position in his life. This would bother me more if it wasn’t just a reinforcement of what I already knew about my position in the family.