Albert Einstein is universally recognized as one of the most influential scientists of all time. In addition to winning the Nobel Prize, he is responsible and probably most widely remembered for his Special and General Theories of Relativity. The man was an amazing character, to which literally hundreds of famous quotes are accredited to.
He was an easy choice to replace it. “It” is a movie poster my wife and I had made for our wedding. It needed replaced. This past week, I found a canvas of Albert Einstein that has done just that.
My wife and I, have decided to part ways as husband and wife. It was not an easy decision, by any means. However, without going into further details (because it really is none of your business), we are filing for a divorce.
We have only been separated for a few short months, and just recently announced it to our YouTube followers. Some of our followers jumped ship, and bailed on our family, because we weren’t “making it work.” My wife and I are still amicable. We have four very good reasons to continue to be friendly.
One thing I did when I realized my marriage was broken, was started researching. I didn’t necessarily research the ins and outs of a divorce, but more so the effects and consequences it will have on our children. I have a pretty good idea, considering I’ve been divorced from my first wife for almost nine years. I have seen first-hand some positive, and some negative effects.
It’s the little things I was concerned with. Obviously, a divorce between two parents is a tragic event for kids. It’s the little coping mechanisms she and I can do for ourselves, that I was more concerned with.
One of the first things I did when she moved out was totally clean out my room of kid items, kid toys, etc. I changed the comforter set on my bed. I covered her nail polish holder with a piece of artwork of Bo Jackson I did in ninth grade. I hung up another piece of artwork I did in high school on a different wall. I bought a dry erase board and hung it next to my bed. I bought a new clock. I brought the Wii in from the living room to my bedroom. I organized all my kid’s hair stuff—I have four daughters—trust me, there’s a lot.
One thing I was/am having trouble with is pictures. I read in more than one book, that one of the worst things you can do for younger children while going through a divorce is take away normal every day items (such as the pictures of you and your spouse), that is always hanging on the wall. Supposedly, it really does have an adverse effect on kids, and it should be done gradually. I have slowly started taking down pictures of her and I, and will be moving them to their rooms instead.
So, thank you Albert Einstein, not only for your many contributions to our society, but also for helping me (and my children) move on.