Me & Todd and my little brothers went on our first "date," 12 years ago. We took the boys to see Toy Story just before Christmas.
I liked Todd. We worked together. Something was brewing, maybe.
At some point during the movie, I looked at him out of the corner of my eye and thought,
"I want someone like that for my kids."
Now granted, I didn't have any kids. And I didn't mean him. No sir. It's was our first date. And it wasn't even a real date, but....someone like him. Someone kind, and dependable, and funny and smart. Someone with integrity. I thought he'd be a really good dad.
Today at Alvin and the Chipmonks, I looked at him out of the corner of my eye again. This time he shared his popcorn with a pretty little brunette. A blond haired boy sat between us, eating a pretzel.
And I was right.