Want to know how we told our kids?
Well... Butch had gone to pick them up from a visit with bio-dad (I was at home working).
First thing out of Austin's mouth (when he got in the car) "Guess what Dad. Our dad gave our bedroom to a drunk girl & her daughter. And our room is now the garage!"
Butch (in response). "Guess what Austin. We're moving to Madras!"
Ok, so that's not how I'd imagined that going.
And I spent a lot of time the past few days talking the kids through it.
And bio-dad sunk his battleship when he showered joy and laughter on the drunk's daughter all weekend, and attitude and sarcasm on his offspring. Teenage boys are very observant.
It's hard watching him and his first real gfriend (they hit 6 months tomorrow!) and first kiss ... have to go through the heartbreak of a breakup.
But having my Mommy and Daddy part of the whole show this time really helps.
And like Butch told Austin "Don't worry Austin. We're never gonna get to move from Madras. Your mom aint leaving her mommy and daddy (again)."