Monday, February 27, 2012
A texting "oops"
My daughter knows ....... Two weeks ago, I was texting a sweet bedtime note to my special guy. Unfortunately, I was in a darkened room and I'd misplaced my reading glasses. After I pressed "send", I realized to my horror that I'd sent the text to my 17 year-old daughter! Oops!!
My daughter texted me back, "Dad, you sent the text to the wrong person ... obviously." The next time we met, I said to her, "I guess you figured this out already, but I'm seeing someone........ *long pause* ..... She said, "I see."
I continued, "It's time for me to find for some happiness. I deserve it. He makes me feel very special .... and I haven't felt this way in a very, very long time."
She said, "That's good. You deserve it." She then asked a few questions:
"What's his name?" I answered with his actual first name.
"How long have you been seeing each other?" I lied, "A couple of months." (actually, it's been five weeks)
"Where did you meet?" .... I said that he was related to a work colleague. That is the truth, but we actually met on an online gay hookup site. I couldn't tell my daughter that!
"How old is he?" I said he was a couple of years older than me and that he has four adult children, all out of the house. At that she laughed and said, "Oh, my!"
Then I said, "I would never ask to to keep a secret from your mother, but I'm not planning on telling her about this right now. Mom is having a tough time coping with everything as it is." My daughter agreed, "I think it would be better if Mom doesn't find out about this." Another milestone in my gay journey has been crossed.... and this one wasn't hard at all!
The next Sunday, I tidied myself up as best I could and told my daughter that I was having lunch with my friend. "Oooo! Lunch! Where?" I named a fancy hotel in town. "Ooo! Fancy!!" I gave hear a kiss on the cheek and headed out the door.
My daughter stopped me in my tracks, "Oh, Dad?"
"Your breath smells nice!"
at 5:12 AM