It was raining hard after work again, but my son and I made the trek to her and her little boys anyway. It was sad that it took us 50-minutes to get to her, and it only took half that to get back. I wished that had worked in the other direction. Just people in cars in the rain, and really heavy end-of-the-week traffic resulted in a later start than either of us wanted.
It made my son cry when her little boys had to get picked up by their Dad. He doesn’t understand anything but full custody, because he has never had to consider it much. He sees one my friend’s daughter on my weekends every once in awhile, so he doesn’t think about what she does during the week. His best friend’s mother has custody of him and his sister–they have a summer and Christmas visit Dad.
For the most part, he LOVED the visit as did I. They laughed and played so well together. I told her, “That is really encouraging. And it’s rare.” She seemed surprised. I said, “They should really be vying for our attention.” Then, I realized, although I didn’t say it, but it’s probably because she and I parent the same way. Our boys get our undivided attention when we are not cooking or conversing with each other.
She has this cool thing that is a better version of High / Low wherein someone sitting at the dinner table asks someone, “What is your favorite part of the day? What did you learn today?” My son likes it, and I do too. We had great conversations about what aspects of our days went well.
On the way back home, I told him, “You’re right. I do love her.” He said, “I do too. I give you one month to tell her, because you need to say it.” I told him that the time had to be right in terms of the timing. He said, “Well, I’m going to say it to her first then.”
We were in her kitchen alone at the end of the night and she spun me around and pushed me up against her sink. I had just given my son the three-minute warning. Of course he couldn’t turn off the system he was playing, so we had to stop and that sucked, and then she messed with me a ton by saying kinky stuff to me in double entendre that my son of course could not follow. Then she climbed up to the loft in her house and lain forward on her stomach peering up to where the tv area is. I had a perfect, albeit not-so-perfect, view of her while she talked to my son and laughed. We have a flirtatious and fun dynamic. She is the sexiest and most intriguing woman I’ve ever been around.
Gone are my days of the crazy-making pacing and the worry that we won’t work. I’ve done that a bunch. I know that she and I do work, and we have lots of days to find out how that will shake out. I don’t want to rush either, and I don’t want to overwhelm or push anything on her. I really met her at the right time of my life after I had done lots of necessary changing and evolving.