“I’m headed to Newnan,” Stacey just said from her Eclipse calling me on my cellphone. “I am so nervous. I hope my mother plays nice. She always stays on me about my weight.”
“You could have my father for a parent!” I reminded her.
“Yeah, you are right,” she replied. “My mom is pretty tame compared to your dad.”
“What did you end up getting the girls?” I asked.
“I got Emily a Wii Fit and Stephanie a few Barbie's and various toys. I am so excited to see them!”
“I know you are. Those sound like wonderful gifts the girls will love. Call me when you get there so I know you are safe.”
“I will, sweetheart. I love you and will see you on Sunday,” Stacey told me before getting off the phone.
“I love you, too, sweetheart. Have a grand time! And kiss the girls for me.”
I hung up the phone reflecting on what it would be like to be a parent – to have your very own progeny. I’ve never given much thought to having kids. Rachel couldn’t have children having problems with her ovaries. It was probably the best thing that ever happened to me I finally concluded. I also thought what if I and Stacey get married one day. I would become an instant parent – having to help raise two small girls. It scares me, but excites me at the same time. I hope I can overcome my aloofness with regards to kids someday before that happens. Who knows? I might make a decent dad.