Most ignorant commentary about my situation:

Fucking idiot: He left, and the kids cried?

Me: Yes.

Idiot: OH MY GOD!  Why wouldn’t have have the decency to just leave quietly?

Me: huh?

Idiot: He should have just snuck out and not made a big scene.  They’re going to remember that forever!  What a horrible person to do that to them!

Me: Um, I don’t exactly think sneaking away with no conversation would be an honorable thing to do.

Idiot: For the kids, it would be more honorable than traumatizing them.

Me:  mmm, I … um.. don’t exactly agree with you.  (((((aaaand, will never really have the same respect for you again…. just saying)))))