Drastic and unexpected turn of events comes from out of the blue.
My ex approached me last night telling me she wanted to go spent the night with a friend.(One I know) She told me she would be home in the morning. She asked me to stay with the girls and suggested that I take them to my house.(The one I lived at before coming back into the home) She tells me that she has been encouraging this all along but my oldest kept telling her she didn't want to. Stating it might be good to try this to see how the girls react. Since this is completely contrary to everything she has said in the past, I am very skeptical but I agree.
Ex leaves and I inform my oldest that we will be spending the night at daddy's new house. Although she was initially hesitant she agrees and off we go. I have the whole evening planned, taking my girls first to the supermarket to pick up items for baking cupcakes. When we arrive they immediately settle in just fine. I spent the night doing anything and everything with them to keep it fun and keep them engaged. We listened to music, danced, and played the things they wanted to. My toddler is attached to me at the hip the whole night. Following me around, being very affectionate and enjoying herself in every way. My oldest and I baked cupcakes and stayed up way too late. She wouldn't sleep In her bed and wanted to sleep in bed with me so I let her. Once she feel asleep I left the room because I am too excited to sleep.
They are both currently sound asleep and I am awake feeling an overwhelming sense of joy that I have not felt since long before the separation. When they wake up, I'll feed them breakfast and return with them to the family home.
I can't stop thinking about why my ex would have offered this and what possible motives or angels she has in doing this. I can't think of a rational reason my irrational ex would offer this to me but I am sure to find out.
I am comforted knowing that these girls will be just fine sleeping at my residence when things are all said and done. The real battle still lies in gaining those overnights at a 50/50 mix. She gave me one, but getting her to give me more is why I am preparing for a trial.