Dads don’t really get much respect these days. Sometimes I think we are just here to hear what others feel we need to hear, write checks, fix things and take pictures of everyone else.
I guess they say you don’t appreciate the things around you every day. I recently had just that experience.
My wife, daughter and I were at a public event when the speaker came out from behind the curtain. I knew as soon as I laid my eyes on the guy that my wife was going to be smitten. He was about 35, good looking, dark hair, dark complexion and very personable with a killer smile. I could not see my wife’s face until there was a break in the action and she turned toward me. There was this little smile and the way that she raised her eyebrows that I knew her every thought.
Not to be outdone, there was a much younger man there (about 18) who had a part in the event. My daughter had mentioned him before and she thought he was handsome. She would whisper things back and forth with her mother. I get it. The guy is 18 and a football star with dark hair and bulging arms.
So there I was, in a room with two Greek gods and the two women that mean the most to me in the world. It was probably about the longest hour of my life.
When we finally were able to break away and get to the car, they both started talking nonstop. It was like two 6-year-olds after they consumed a bag of mini-marshmallows. "He was just so cute." "Did you see his smile?" On and on and on.
I turned to my wife and said, "I knew you would like him. He’s everything you have ever said you liked. He was tall, well-built, dark hair, dark complexion and had a great smile."
Now anyone who has ever read this blog has seen my picture so this next part should not surprise you.
I stated that it was very peculiar that he was her type when she actually married someone who was "short, fat, dumpy and blonde."
From out of the backseat, my daughter quickly responded, "But you’re not blonde."
I was stunned. I just turned and looked at her and said, "Let’s say blondish—and seriously, is that the only thing that stuck in your mind when I said that?"
The two of them just giggled and I drove off. It was good they brought me since I had to buy dinner for everyone.