The tone of his texts changed. He said it wasn't the same without me -- we had several exchanges -- we were flirting. At least I thought we were, but could a 28-year-old man be attracted to a 50-year-old woman?
It really does take a village to raise a child. We are, at heart, tribal creatures, meant to bring our kids up in the midst of aunties and poppas and neighboring kids who wander in and out of our "hut."