I’m not really a vengeful person.
Generally I’m nice and polite and I suffer a multitude of injustices by pounding the tarmac or beating the pillow.
There is one person however who always manages to be the undoing of my mature facade. Not because he has been so wounding and hateful to me, (though he has!) but because he has hurt my children so badly and continues to do so.
This week the noxious ex sent Son a present for his 16th birthday.
It was a box of sweets, L&P and pies. Two boxes actually. I’m sure it cost a fair amount of money to send, but really….
Son was happy enough with it. He’s a teenage boy and he got food!!
But I was livid.
So much for treating the kid for his birthday! Surely he could have spent some of his merchant banker’s income on something decent for his only son? Something that might help him with sixth form college or a mobile phone…something practical and helpful?
Nope he got pies.
So in a fit of revenge I ate them. Not all of them. I didn’t eat all the pies!
There were four and only three kids so I ate one. It was childish and silly, but it made me feel surprisingly better.
Here’s my revenge lunch.
As I chowed down I thought –
This is for the time you stopped paying all maintenance money on the same day that I lost my job, so our children had no support at all from their parents, yet you managed to find enough money to holiday in Cairns with your girlfriend.
Yum. Cheese and mince. Tasty!
This is for constantly forgetting to ring the kids or be in touch, and yet claiming you miss them soooooo much that the NZ child support people take out the cost of air travel to see them from the money I need to put food on their table!
Nom. Nom. Nom.
And this great big bite is for not paying the kids’ private school fees but instead taking off on holiday to Jamaica (from New Zealand!).
I could have gone on, but I ran out of pie.
Silly, childish. Purile even. I know. I know. Forgive me, indulge me? Some pie for you?
I learnt something today.
Revenge is usually best served cold, but sometimes, only rarely mind, it tastes pretty good served hot, and with tomato sauce!