Friday, July 29, 2011
Roderick Discusses Danielle with Daughter Nicole
Last night Roderick had a talk with Nicole. He has been thinking about taking his relationship with Danielle to the next level but he wants to check in with Nicole to make sure she is adjusting okay to all these new changes.
Rod: So I wanted to talk to you about Danielle and her boys. What do you think of them?
Nicole: I like Danielle. She's really nice and I think she's pretty. Julian is really fun. I guess Jacob is okay. He's always sleeping, so I never get a chance to play with him.
Rod: Well, I am glad that you like them. I like them, too. So if we started spending more time with them, you would be okay with that?
Nicole: Are you going to marry her?
Roderick is startled by her blunt question. He wasn't expecting that, so he doesn't quite know how to respond.
Rod: Well sweetheart, Danielle and I have not discussed marriage.
Nicole: Well, if you guys did get married, would Julian and Jacob be my brothers?
Rod: Technically they would be your stepbrothers, but if you wanted to call them your brothers you could.
Nicole: Oh, okay.
Nicole: Daddy, can me, Nikaya, and Jessica have a sleepover?
And just like that Nicole has moved on to the next topic. Of course it involves her getting something that she wants.
Rod: When and where is this sleepover supposed to take place?
Nicole: Jessica's house, maybe next weekend.
Rod: Well if Jessica's parents are okay with it, then I guess it's okay. You need to make sure it's okay with your mother. You never know what she has planned for you.
Nicole: Thank you Daddy!!!
Roderick realizes that Nicole inately has her mother's negotiating skills. She is a pro at knowing just when to ask for something she wants. How could he say no when she is so cool about his relationship with Danielle. Ordinarily, he would say something about this because he doesn't want that behavior to become a habit, but he decides to let it go this time.
Nicole: Can we go call them to see if it's okay.
Rod: Do you see what time it is? It's too late to call tonight. Not to mention, it is your bedtime. You can call her tomorrow.
Nicole: Goodnight, Daddy.
Rod: Goodnight, sweetheart. I'll see you in the morning.