Last week, as I was driving home along the main avenue I pulled up next to a flashy red car at the stop light only to see that it was my ex-husband. I was in good company (my mother and children were with me) so when I turned to see who was next to me I naturally had a smile on my face and was in the midst of conversation with with my mother. We were laughing about a movie that we had just seen. I smiled in my ex's general direction and he in turn blocked his face with his hands and made it very obvious that he did not want to see me. The only way I could describe what he did is that it was similar to when a vampire sees the sun (in movies). That is exactly how my ex threw his hands up over his face.
Okay. Our divorce has been final for over a month now (yay!). I am used to my ex not being around (he has been a deadbeat for over a year) but for him to express such dramatics over seeing me? I can do without the face blocking. I could care less if he had turned away, ignored me, pretended to shuffle around in his car until the light turned green. But was it necessary to throw his hands over his face? I mean, the reaction seems so immature and unnatural. I am a little annoyed by this and do wonder what it means and why he felt the need to do it.
Running into each other is not unusual. We live in the same neighborhood. But, this could have happened at a store or resturant too. What is he gonna do if the children approach him? I can handle him actling like a fool but I worry how his reaction will effect my children. My daughter was asleep when we had seen him but my son waved at the car. He couldnt see who was in the car but he waves to any red car if it reminds him of his father.