I spent yesterday with my step daughter and with the little Maltese Rex. My step daughter got what she claims was her first haircut as her bangs were in her face and her hair was past her knee. It was only a trim so her hair is still well past her shoulder.
I was surprised when my step daughter told me to sleep over on Saturday. Going home at 3AM is dangerous and you can just sleep with mom. She has been quite vocal in wanting me to move in lately but I never expected that.
I went to the dreadful local grocery and got some items that were not in the house for thanksgiving. Among the items was a box of Little Debbie Snacks, a jar of pickles, Chilli powder, Sherbert and some stuffing mix. No sooner than when we arrived home a pack of kids came back and knocked out the Little Debbie Snacks and surprisingly the jar of pickles. I then went to the local Guyana Bakeshop and grabbed some Jelabi ( local pastry) and a few small chocolate puddings.
I was a bit shocked to see the Tranquil Sea using the Chilli Powder. I inquired " you don't even know what that is so how can you use it." She told me she tasted a bid and figured it out. I may have to go to Brooklyn to get some of the missing spices. There is an Italian Mix that I like and I am fond of some of the McCormack mixes.
I will be away on Saturday. I am hosting a huge party at a catering hall for the tranquil sea. She thinks I forgot her birthday, but I did not. I will also be hosting her family so that other fiascos like the seating arrangement at her older daughters wedding will not happen again. Many in the community were upset over the snub and even more were upset that I stayed for one hour and vanished without drinking with them.
Some of the things are amusing. I never expected a grown middle daughter to be jealous of the time I spent with the Sprite. I do have a parental relationship with her as well, but it is different.
I am learning each and every day, but many of the items I eat are different. The bag of pistachios were taken by the kids. The Sprite decided she likes sherbert better than ice cream. Being a stepdad is the most rewarding experience of my life.
The little Maltese sits at my feet and when I eat I feed him. I snuck him a Turkey Wing when nobody was looking. He gives me such a sad look when I place on my coat. I let him go with me to the barber shop where he had a blast jumping in the chair.
This is just a snap shot of life. I do have to take a day with the Sprite and visit AOW in DC.