Natasha got home a week ago Friday and she is slowly recovering. Life in our home is, also slowly, getting back to normal. Normal? I've been asked about that a few times. How can life get back to "normal"? You were married to a man and now you're married to a woman. How is that "normal" for you?
1. We're celebrating Father's Day today. True, the kids got their father a pair of earrings, but otherwise, we're going to my folks' house for hamburgers and hot dogs later, just like we've done every year. My spouse gets to eat a bunch of crap food today, just like every year. It's still Father's Day.
2. My spouse still snores and gets grumpy with lack of sleep.
3. My spouse still spends a lot of time on the computer in the designated "Sunny's spot" on the sofa, only it was called "Daddy's spot."
4. My spouse still complains about her weight, just like she did when she was a he.
5. My spouse still likes my cooking.
6, My spouse still thinks I'm the best writer ever (besides her, of course!).
7. We're going to celebrate our tenth anniversary at the place where we had our ceremony, and hopefully both our Bride's Maid and Best Man will be able to make it. Only this time we'll also have our two kids!
8. My dad still pushes my spouse's buttons.
9. Our kids are still two of the most well-adjusted kids on the planet (and we're not the only ones who think so).
10. Every night, our collie still gets on our bed and goes to my spouse for scratchies before we go to sleep.
I could go on, but you get the point.
Now, I know there are some of you out there who are saying, "That's all well and good, but what about sex?"
What about it? We're not doing that right now due to the recovering vagina issue. We haven't done that for a couple of years because of stress and, oh, I don't know... GD!
"Okay, but what about when everything's healed and stuff?"
Lemme put it to you this way...
11. We already had toys. :-D
Maybe I'm being optimistic. However, there's always number 12, which is:
12. I married my soul mate, whom I fell in love with before we had sex and will love forever if we never have it again.
So, Happy Father's Day to all you readers who have kids and were once sperm donors and are now proud parents. Whether or not you have a partner who can or will say it to you, may this Father's Day be as happy as the others simply because you are still who you were. :-)