That is the question that my four year old just asked me. How did I answer it? Well, in true hillbilly fashion, I told him the truth, I told him that his mommy didn’t wanna be married to me anymore.
Instantly I get the next inevitable question … Why? This one was a little more difficult to answer, actually I’m still workin’ on a response.
How do you tell your son that his mother chose a different life path than the one we were on when he was born? How do you explain to a child, in terms he will understand, that the everlasting bond I thought we had was nothing but a fleeting, passing “urge”.
How do you explain somethin’ so complicated and diverse as a broken heart and a broken home?
I have decided to let that question hang for a while and hope that he forgets that he asked it. In time, maybe, he will come to understand. I can only hope.
Thanks for readin’.