Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Danielle is Upset! (Photostory)
Rod, Danielle and the boys have returned from dropping off Nicole Rod told Danielle the meeting didn't go well, , but he didn't discuss the details in front of the kids Danielle headed upstairs to put a sleeping Jacob down for the night.
"How you doin', little man? I'm sorry about earlier, when we dropped off Nicole." (Rod)
"Why didn't Nicole come sleep here?" (Julian)
Danielle returns to the living room and takes a seat.
"Julian wants to know why Nicole didn't come back with us. This is probably a good time to have that chat we discussed." (Rod)
"Come here, Julian." (Danielle)
"Remember we talked about Nicole having a mommy, just like you have a mommy? Well, her mommy has a house and Nicole has a room at that house where she sleeps sometimes. She loves her mommy and her mommy loves her, so they need to spend time together, too. Sometimes, she will sleep here with us, and you guys will get to play together, eat together, and do all kinds of fun stuff." (Danielle)
"Mommy, I don't think her mommy likes me." (Julian)
"Honey, that can't be true. She was probably just having a bad day. How can she not like you, of all people? You're so cute and adorable and the best little boy a person could ever ask for. Give me a hug and don't think anymore about it." (Danielle)
Danielle gives Julian a hug. She notices that he is squeezing tighter than usual.
She shoots Rod a look as if to say, "What the hell happened?"
"That was a good hug. Your hugs always make me feel better. Did my hug make you feel better?" (Danielle)
"Yes. I feel much better." (Julian)
"Let's go get ready for bed and I will read you a quick story. Give Rod a goodnight hug." (Danielle)
"Good night, Julian. I'll see you in the morning. I love you, man." (Rod)
When Danielle leaves the room, Rod sinks down into the sofa. He is anticipating the conversation he will have when Danielle returns. This is not how he envisioned spending his first night back from his honeymoon. He considers having tea ready for her when she returned. But thought arming her with hot tea was probably not a good idea. He was still getting to know his new bride, and he didn't want to make any assumptions. He had heard horror stories about wives, husbands, and hot drinks and food.
When Danielle returns, he can feel her anger.
"What the hell happened when you were in there with Melanie?" (Danielle)
"First, I need you to come closer to me. I don't like the distance you have put between us." (Rod)
Danielle gets up and heads to the couch. Rod pulls her into his lap before she lands on the cushions.
"Now that's better." (Rod)
Rod proceeds to tell Danielle what happened. She is getting redder as the story goes on. By the end, she has hopped up and she is fuming.
"What is wrong with that woman! Why would you attack an innocent child? I treat her daughter with nothing but respect and love, and she wants to treat my son like he's nothing. I didn't break up her marriage. Julian's not a child you fathered while being married to her. She has no right to lash out at us." (Danielle)
"You know, I've been going along with you, and waiting until you felt the time was right for us to meet. Well, I'm not waiting anymore. She has crossed the line, and the time is now. As a matter of fact, call her right now. I want to talk to her and straighten out a few things." (Danielle)
"Honey, I understand you are angry, but calling her now, will not solve anything." (Rod)
"Maybe I don't want to solve anything right now. I just want her to know that what she did was just wrong. And did you say anything to her about her behavior?" (Danielle)
"Honey, I am just as angry about it as you are, but if we get out of control and try to deal with this when we are angry, we are playing right into her game. She is not trying to hurt you or Julian. She is trying to hurt me. So tomorrow we will deal with this together. Okay." (Rod)
"I guess so, but I am still so angry." (Danielle)
"Well let's go upstairs and shower. Then I will give you one of my famous back rubs. It is guaranteed to calm you down." (Rod)
"What if I don't want to be calmed down." (Danielle)
"Oh honey. Come here." (Rod)
"I just don't understand how people can be mean to kids for no reason. They are such innocent creatures and all most of them want is love and attention." (Danielle)
Rod can feel her tensing up again. Whether she wants it or not, she is getting that back rub. The last thing he wants to sleep next to is an angry woman.