I have a new/old girlfriend, whom I’ll call Sara. We were together for a couple of years after high school, then after parting ways - twenty years ago - we had no contact at all until a month ago, when we reconnected. Sara has a ten-year-old daughter, “Ann,” who has never met her father; and, Sara hasn’t dated much at all since Ann was born.
Sara has been reluctant to have me spend time with Ann - that is, she’s slowly easing us into it. Ann has ADHD, and Sara has basically been afraid I’d spend a little time with them, Ann would act up or go nuts over something, and I’d go running screaming the other way. I’ve been telling Sara there’s no way that’s going to happen, of course.
I met Ann briefly a week ago, but tonight was the big test: I went over to their place for dinner. I think Ann is a great kid. She was on the hyper side, yes, but I think it had to do mostly with being around her mom’s new squeeze, after being told all about me. I thought Ann was just being a kid, but Sara was obviously embarrassed a few times during the evening.
The best part of the night was when Ann came out of her room with a paper airplane and threw it a couple of times - she was aiming it at me. She finally just brought it to me, told me to open it and read the inside, then ran off giggling back into her room. So I read it, and started laughing; Sara asked me what it said. I told her she really didn’t want to know, but she insisted. So I held it up for her:
“Marry my mom!”
Sara turned beet red.
I thought it was awesome!
Anyone else have cool stories like this, as the parent or the date?