I Left Out Details
that surface every now and then, even today. They are the details that repeat in the form of unanswered questions and unexplained actions.
My dad had taken a job 2 hours away at a highschool, mid-year, and only returned home on the weekends. It was between January and June that he had met this other woman, yet when June came, the entire family still moved - uprooted - to this new town. My mom left all her friends behind, and so did we.
Two months later, at the end of the summer, the new school year upon us in September, my dad told my mom he was leaving her. He left us all in a half-built house 7 miles from town - where his new girlfriend lived and where he would now be living.
He would be my new music teacher, and guess what? His new girlfriend was to be my new math teacher. He wanted me to get to know her! Needless to say, it didn't work out, and after a few over-turned desks and her attempt to discipline me, I was in the principal's office awaiting a transfer into another math class.
What was my dad thinking when he thought he could just move us all to another town and then leave? It's still baffling and years have passed.