Aren’t mutually exclusive
The boy’s not been feeling well so I had to cancel/rearrange a lotta my weekend plans.
Him: Are you mad?
Me: I’m not mad, I’m worried, there’s a difference.
Him: (apprehensive) Is this going to hurt?
Me: It’s gonna feel uncomfortable but, no, it won’t hurt.
Him: (begins to cry)
Me: No. Stop crying. I need you to be brave.
Him: But, I’m scared.
Me: Being scared and being brave aren’t mutually exclusive, kid. You have to be scared to be brave, otherwise, you’re just nuts. You’re not nuts are you? (he shakes head) Good. Be brave. You get points in life for being brave.
I think he’s ok. We’ll see.
Should note that I felt a lot more scared myself than I let on. A kid needs confidence that everything will be ok, even if you don’t necessarily feel that yourself.
Goddamn, being a parent is often…difficult. Being a single parent is that much worse.
On that note, I was scrambling to find coverage for him recently and I needed someone I could trust with him, especially since he wasn’t feeling well, so I reached out to Pez.
She was a doll and came by on on Monday to watch him so I could get some things done.
Chad swung by as well to make sure it was all handled; it’s nice knowing I have people that care.
Unfortunately, it appears that the boy hijacked Pez’s phone as evidenced by the above video grab…
All-in-all, I bailed on three women this past weekend but managed to see a blond banker for some Korean BBQ.
Decided that I’m only going to eat Korean BBQ when I go out from now on because it’s just so easy to stay keto/paleo without doing anything special. I’m a solid 153 right now, three pounds from my ideal weight.
Anywho, meeting up with people is just interesting to see what life out in the world is like.
After all, my regular friends all have some aspects that mirror me, whereas strangers provide glimpses into lives I know nothing about.
The blond banker told me that another guy asked her out and she had already agreed to meet him when he – without first having met her, just based on her looks alone – asked her to come move in with him and he would also cover all her bills.
Seriously, how shallow – and I say this as an alleged shallow, selfish, womanizing, narcissist – are people these days?
Her: It was kind of a cool offer but, meet a girl first, you know?
Me: Well, my son and I’ll take him up on his offer if he’s still looking.
Her: (laughing) You and your son want to live with him?
Me: If he’s paying all my bills and giving us free room and board, sure. Plus I cook. I don’t clean though.
Seriously, thank god for the average frustrated chump. They make grey men like me look amazeballs.
Her: (texting me later on that night and sending the below) Thanks for dinner! I think I was actually very nice to this guy.
Me: Please, for the love of god, please let me [share this].
Her: LOL! As long as you don’t [leave any identifying information], go for it.