I don’t talk about this on the blog a lot but my ex-husband is a bit of a legend. He’s kind, funny, sweet and devoted to our daughter. I think as a divorced mum one of the most important roles I play is supporting my daughter in having the best relationship with her dad that she can. I understand that I’m super lucky because a lot of people don’t have good relationships with their exes and in a lot of cases that’s because someone in the relationship is a massive jerk. FWIW the massive jerk in our relationship was probably me… What makes our new co-parenting relationship so special is a combination of tolerance, compassion and kindness. In order to really be there for V and parent as a team we had to let go of the negativity associated with our divorce and find common ground. Often this is just noticing one thing the person is doing well and complimenting them on it or addressing that what the other person is experiencing looks hard and saying that you want to help. I found in times of conflict that reaffirming to him and myself that what I want is what’s best for our daughter, and that includes the best possible relationship with him. Don’t get me wrong it wasn’t always easy but after lots and lots of practice it flows naturally now. I feel confident that we are solid support system for our brilliant daughter and our camaraderie and friendship reminds me of the person I married and why he makes such a wonderful father and friend. We’ve had a tough year with a lot of ups and downs and I really wanted to mark this occasion with something special for Violet to give him. She mentioned his beloved digital watch had just hit the dust and this gorgeous Rotary Windsor caught my eye. This gorgeous timepiece features a silver white stamped guilloche dial with classic roman numerals and French blue leaf hands. It’s seriously stylish in a vintage yet modern way.
When it came in the post today I have to admit, I felt a pang of jealousy. I love the way a man’s watch looks on a woman! Could I keep it?! But no, I can’t. Violet’s dad really, really deserves to be spoiled this Father’s Day and this is like, a REALLY good gift. I was lucky to have some beautiful light in the garden to capture her seeing it in person for the first time. Check out my Instagram Stories on Father’s Day for her sweet Father’s Day message to her dad.
Rotary watches are a perfect Father’s Day gift for that dad that goes the extra mile. Have a look on their website for stockists, outlets, and online sales. There’s still time! (Dad pun totally intended)
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