Until she bought a trampoline. If your kids are floundering in friendships; I'd recommend buying one. I made some friends...dear ones who are still in my life.
Sometimes parents have to do what it takes to hold the fam together. I now understand Mom had to get away from it all. Scandal and heartbreak moved her out west.
My Guy and I are in a hard place right now. We've had to disconnect from #2 Son - and wow, what a journey. As resentful as I was in the 8th grade; I can imagine what our son feels. Maybe 20 years from now we'll be reconciled...
Jumping on a trampoline would sure be fun right about now. OR have Mom by my side. I'd fix her an iced coffee and huddle to talk about our "hard thing." It's not over and at this moment very much present.
"....I want my mommy!"