Ready to switch back to bachelorhood  

DougSensual 49M
61 posts
7/6/2005 10:56 am

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Ready to switch back to bachelorhood

As a divorcee, I only get certain times with my kids. And with the distance that my ex has put ‘tween us, it’s only feasible certain times of the year. It’s a strange and sudden metamorphosis from bachelor to single dad, and it happens as my kids leave my ex’s place and walk across the driveway into my truck

I’m in the fifth week of my six-week summer visit with my kids. Only one more week to go. And I know that making that long trip to return them back to their mom will be an emotionally arduous journey. I love my kids dearly, but I’m also ready to be a bachelor again. I like having the small house to myself. I’m looking forward to watching what I want on TV or listening to what music I want. I haven’t been out to shoot pool or on a bike ride in weeks. I enjoy waking when I want. I’d rather hang around the house in my undies (or less).

I can also start going out again ‒ or staying in, depending….

Geezz, that all sounds so selfish of me. Maybe so. I’ve been told by others in similar situations that it’s perfectly normal. And as soon as I get back home I’ll start mentally gearing up for a visit with my kids again.

JezJem 49F

7/17/2005 8:05 am

No, it doesn't sound selfish at all. It's really nice getting your personal time back, isn't it? I too like the fact that I can watch what I want on t.v. (without having to commandeer the remote) and listen to music more often than having the t.v. on. It's also nice not having to worry about what to cook for dinner. There's a challenge when it comes to being single and cooking for one, but it's also easy to just grab whatever and not worry about what someone else is in the mood for.
I, for one, am enjoying being single again.

pussnboots694 74M/79F

7/17/2005 6:05 pm

Indeed you are not alone.. the pain indured when letting go of one's children is heart wrenching, but your children know you love them ...
and the time you look forward to is not selfish..
Indeed I will be peeking in your window to see you lounging about in your bithday suit I hope...
Life is so full of emotions, things we need ,things we have to let go of, it is truely a roller coaster ride of pleasure and pain.. I wish you well always

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