Father shares epic submit about co-parenting immediately after divorce

In 2009, Rodney Lacroix and his then-spouse, Jen, termed their young children into the residing

In 2009, Rodney Lacroix and his then-spouse, Jen, termed their young children into the residing place to share some tricky information: They ended up ending their 14-12 months marriage.

At the time, the previous couple’s daughter, Payton, was 9, and their son, Cameron, had just turned 6.

“I remember sitting on the couch crying and begging them to just maintain palms and like every single other all over again,” Payton, 21, told Today Mothers and fathers.

Payton acquired her wish — form of. Rodney and Jen did not get back alongside one another, but the exes, who have the two remarried, do enjoy every single other once again.

On Wednesday, Rodney, 53, shared a photograph on Twitter of himself relaxing in Maine with Jen and their spouses.

“People assumed it was odd that my spouse and I had been vacationing the exact week and being in the similar sophisticated as my ex-spouse and her husband,” Rodney wrote. “Then the seems acquired definitely weird when I explained to them that the 4 of us were being likely again in two months and being jointly in the similar unit.”

Rodney, a program engineer and humor creator, admits that it took him and Jen a handful of decades to get to the place they are currently.

“We generally obtained along in entrance of the young children, but there was a great deal of animosity and resentment,” he recalled.

Exes Rodney and Jen posed for a image with their kids, Cameron and Payton, although vacationing in 2018. Courtesy Rodney Lacroix

The turning place was Payton’s 16th birthday bash. Rodney attended with his wife, Kerri, and Jen arrived with her spouse. It was the initial time the foursome experienced all been with each other at a spouse and children function.

“They started off speaking and recognized, ‘Hey, we can’t maintain on to grudges any more,’” Payton unveiled. “Ever since then, they do anything jointly, holiday seasons, gatherings, you title it. We all went on a cruise. If you had told me factors would transform out this way in again in 2009, I never ever would have thought you. I am just so grateful.”

“We rejoice every little thing collectively,” Payton extra. “I really don’t have to go amongst residences. We actually are 1 large happy loved ones.”

Rodney suggests Kerri, 49, and Jen are as thick as robbers — so a great deal so, that in some cases he feels like the odd male out!

“They’re honestly ideal pals,” he mentioned. “Kerri texts Jen much more then she texts me.”’

Given that sharing their inspiring story on Twitter, Rodney has been inundated with replies and private messages.

“The young children are the actual winners… bravo #divorcegoals,” a single human being wrote.

Extra yet another, “I enjoy that you all are so joyful in every other’s corporation. Proper adulting carried out there.”