10. You have Thanksgiving dinner at her home.
You sneak the inedible parts to her dog.
He drops the F-bomb right in front of you. With
no fear of an Ivory Soap sandwich.
You realize that you are sitting in the back seat.
Of her car.
He cleans up after himself. While visiting your
She absentmindedly pays for her own pedicure. Even
though you are right there with her… and didn’t forget
He cooks you dinner. It doesn’t involve
tortilla chips, top ramen, pizza rolls or a microwave.
She orders a drink that wasn’t made in a blender with ice cream
and maraschino cherries. Then she asks the bartender
for one of those cute little umbrellas and plays with it for the
rest of the night.
You stay the night at his house. The sheets don’t smell
She actually asks what you’d like to do. You end up doing
what she wanted to do anyway just out of habit. And shock.
He takes you out to dinner and offers to pay… knowing you won’t
let him. Hey, baby steps, at least he offered. Next time,
let him. It’ll make him feel like a man.
Your Turn: How did YOU
know when your kid was grown up?