But I knew him first, she declared! Mom was ticked that I wouldn’t bring Tony to play cards at her house. She wanted to make sure there was no question in my mind – she met him before I did and she wasn’t a stranger to him. Geez Louise. I haven’t been on a date in forever and now my sick mother is having a tantrum because she wants to hang out with the nurse that helped her recover. That wasn’t like her. I wanted to fold and let her win, but I couldn’t. I wanted to be fair to Tony. It would be too tempting to keep dating him if Mom fell in love with him, even if I didn’t like him.
At least I filled her in on what I learned from the date. He’s a nice guy, has a son from a prior marriage, lives with his parents about 25 miles away, drives a fairly new and clean truck, has a good sense of humor. That would have to be enough for now. He was nervously chattering away and although I listened intently, I didn’t retain it all.
I wondered why he told me about his son on the first date. But then again, why did I tell him that I just got out of an ugly breakup and am emotionally high maintenance.