Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Parents who intimidate

Dad, boyfriend intimidator Posted by Hello

I had to run to Dustin's Dads house to pick up a package today. He was busy working, and trying to carry a conversation with him when he's working is very similar to trying to talk to Dustin when he's "in the zone". It was a little awkward, but I normally get along with him really well, so I blew it off. Later, I asked Dustin if it was very awkward around my parents the first few times he was around them. Dustin said, "not too bad. Your Mom was pretty easy to talk to, but your Dad was a little bit different."

I said, "That was his intentions though, he wanted to intimidate you, make you awkward, see if you would run for the hills or stick around, that's his job as a Dad."

He said, "Oh no, it was nothing like that. I remember this one night, we stayed up talking, burning the "midnight oil". Your Dad made me some coffee, and made himself some herbal tea. That was the time that he was going through that herbal tea phase. Anyway, we were so engrossed in conversation, that at one point, I didn't even realize that I was rubbing his feet. He continued to share his hopes and dreams and fears with me, while he massaged my scalp..."

At this point, the tears were rolling, I was laughing so hard. If you know my Dad AT ALL, you would know how much of a joke that was. I told Dustin, "you know I'm going to "blog" this, don't you?"

So as I'm typing this entry, my Dad pops up on MSN messenger. He's checking out the blog, downloading pictures, and I tell him that I'm about to write an entry about him. I give him the rundown of my entry, and he basically threatens my life if I post it. While we were talking, Dustin jumps in and says something about how we should just talk about this over a nice cup of herbal tea.

Dad says, "Tell Dustin I would love to draw him a nice, warm bubble bath....and drown him in it." My Dad, the boyfriend intimidator...I sure love him. He did his job well, keeping all the "crazies" away...


At 4/19/2005 10:19 PM, Blogger Valerie Dykstra said...

I know I'm scared!

At 4/20/2005 8:16 PM, Blogger TA TA said...

Well He did let One get by - But He was soooo loveable that Dad could just not resist....We love you Dustin - A Crazy kinda love!!!


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