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I was at work sitting at my desk working on the computer. I glanced down at the clock. It was noon and I hadn’t even had my lunch yet. The receptionist buzzed in on the phone to let me know my husband was on line 1. I picked up the phone and pressed the button to activate the line.
What up doe! You busy?
Not really. What happened at court today?
He’s mine. I have to go back to court in a few weeks to establish child support. Since she’s been on aid, I have to pay back support from the time he was born.
The phone fell silent and it screamed louder than any words that could have been said. I didn’t know how I felt. I definitely wasn’t too happy about it because now this was another kid I had to deal with. I was only 25 and I had one child with two step-children. My life was on overdrive! We hung up the phone and I went back to work.
When I arrived home later in the evening, he told me about the conversation he and the mother had. His name was JR and he is turning 3 in a few weeks. He arranged to pick him up this coming weekend but of course he had to work which meant he wasn’t going to spend much time bonding with his newfound son, I was.
It was Friday evening and he came home with his daughter and JR. This was the first time either of us had met him. He wouldn’t talk to us and stayed up under his sister the entire evening. He wouldn’t let Spank do anything for him. Every time he got close JR cried and cried and cried. I actually felt bad for the baby. He didn’t know us at all and was know spending the weekend at our house. The next morning, Spank went to work as usual and I was in the house with the 3 kids. JR wasn’t potty trained which meant I had to change two kids diapers. I took it upon myself to try and help him along with the potty training. He didn’t have clothes or anything at our house so I had to go shopping for him. I tried not to let my disgust with the entire situation show. In was being extremely nice to him because I still planned on leaving and he knew this. I was going through the motions of preparing to close on my house. I had no intentions of staying in this situation. I went through the motions until I could do better, which meant I had to accept the baby.
He planned an impromptu birthday pool party for JR that following weekend. But he didn’t tell his family it was a birthday party or that he had a newfound son. Everyone was under the impression it was just a regular summer BBQ. I sat back in amazement at how he planned to just spring this baby on everyone without forewarning them.