Monday, August 13, 2012
Danielle finally emerges from the bathroom.
"There you are. I was getting a little worried about you." (Rod)
"Sorry honey. I needed an extra long shower tonight." (Danielle)
"Well, we got mom off today with only a short airport delay. Julian tried to be a big boy, but I could tell he was sad to see her leave." (Danielle)
"I'm so sorry I couldn't be there to see her off." (Rod)
"Honey, she understood. And Ian was there, so she was more than elated." (Danielle)
"So how was your first day back?" (Danielle)
"Long and lonely without you." (Rod)
"Awww, that's so sweet. I missed you, too." (Danielle)
"Honey, I would have done that for you." (Rod)
"You can do it next time." (Danielle)
"I guess I should get the lights." (Danielle)
"Not yet." (Rod)
"So honey, yesterday my mom and I happened to be watching The View. Would you believe their whole show was about blended families?" (Danielle)
"It was as if I was getting a message. Judge Judy was on there and she had a lot to say because of her own experience having a blended family, and all the crap she sees in family court. Bottom line is, I no longer want to confront Melanie. We are all intelligent adults and we are going to figure out how to make this blended family thing work." (Danielle)
"This is one of the many reasons why I love you." (Rod)
"I haven't figured out the details, yet, but we will bring her up to our level. We will not stoop to hers." (Danielle)
"By the way, do you know what everyone was asking me at work, today?" (Rod)
"About the baby." (Rod)
"What baby?" (Danielle)
"Apparently, the one we are supposed to have as a newly married couple." (Rod)
Danielle pauses for a few minutes.
"I'm sorry honey, I didn't mean to catch you off guard. Just looking into your eyes and hearing you talk about our blended family, it just sort of came out." (Rod)
"Goodness, we have never talked about having more kids." (Danielle)
"And you know what, we don't have to talk about it right now. Whenever you are ready to have that conversation, we will." (Danielle)
Danielle sinks back into Rod's arms.
"Thanks. With all the Melanie issues, and the renovations. Have you seen our kitchen? It's a wreck! We still have to finish our bedroom, and Nicole's room. Where on earth would a nursery go?" (Danielle)
"Shhh. Relax honey. It will all get taken care of. We have time. I'm going to turn off the light." (Rod)
Rod returns and holds his bride in his arms until she falls asleep. He passed on telling her about the dinner that was in the planning stages for his father and all the grandkids. Maybe he would tell her that news tomorrow.
While I was laid up sick, I did watch a show dedicated to blended families on The View. Judge Judy was there and after seeing the episode, my whole approach to handling the Melanie issues did change. The details have yet to be worked out. Stay tuned!