so kids have a sixth sense about any person their parents are dating. for those with happy married parents, you'll have absolutely no idea what i'm talking about. for the children of the, what %65 percent of all marriages that end in divorce, i think you'd agree.
my mother divorced my father when i was four years old. ken was two. i remember being 5 when i met my mother's first post-divorce boyfriend. ken and i liked him the minute we met him. it turns out he had a daughter who was four. we knew, right away, that he liked children. she had another boyfriend, chuck. again, ken and i knew right away that we hated chuck. chuck had two boys around ken's age. chuck clearly liked children, but we realized the reason for our dislike...he liked only his own children. he acted like we didn't exist and spoiled his own children rotten. i was 12 and i ran away from home that summer when my mom told me she wanted to marry him. i only got 5 blocks from home by the time kenny had told on me and my mother caught me. she broke up with chuck the next day.
for those who were about to, don't feel bad for me breaking up mom and chuck. he was an asshole. also, my mother has a record of making the WORST decisions ever. i was forced to grow up a little too fast for my liking. her last marriage was to a guy she met on the internet. they had met once, the next week she flew down to miami and they put all of his belongings in a rental car (computer and bongo drums) and drove back to chicago, getting married on the way up. then she found out he was a raging alcoholic. "he lied to me!" she says. "well, did you ask him if he was an alcoholic?" "no." "well, then how was he lying to you about it." "he should have said something." "no, mother, you should have tried dating him first." [mother stutters something and has no further response]
this is how many of my discussions with my mother go. i bore even myself with them. but i digress.
the real reason for this post is to discuss a man's hidden sixth sense. i think guys know when a girl in their past has met someone new. i hook up with jared and the same night i get a text from the 19 year old (i can already hear omar's tsk tsking...), and in the next two days i got e-mails from jesse the chef, two minute ben, and jon the photographer. all boys in my past that i haven't heard from in ages and now they all want to check in with me to see how i am. so now i'm just waiting on internet jason but i doubt i'll hear from him since he's the only one i wish would come back around.
adonis and i talked briefly yesterday but he was on a search for boxes since he has to pack and move this week. he sounded hectic. i invited him to come out for drinks for my birthday tomorrow but i don't expect him to be able to come around. it's okay because it's too early for him to come meet friends. we're not anything yet. i just was trying to hint to him a time to get together this week but i doubt it'll happen.
so i wait. [sigh]