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Sunday, October 01, 2006

Interesting Weekend

On friday I opened up my email and was surprised to see a message from my old boyfriend, Jeff. Apparently he saw my frumpy, unkempt self dropping Red off at school in my dirty and unsexy minivan. He wanted to know if that was in fact me. UUURRG. Of COURSE the first time your old boyfriend from high school is going to see you in nearly 10 years is going to see you like that. He was in town and was dropping his boys off at school, wanting to know if we wanted to get together over the weekend.
So I said that we would meet him in the park on Saturday afternoon. I didn't think much of it, and Dan didn't care. Really, he is the most secure man I have ever met. I would fly into a wild rage at just the thought of him talking to an old girlfriend...but I'm like that. Dan just says, "Sure" and piles the kids in the van and off we go to the park on Saturday.
It was nice to see him. I think everyone was completely comfortable but me. They chatted normally and easily. They're like that. Friends to all. I am the uptight one and didn't know what to say. How weird is that?
Isn't it strange to run into someone you were kids with and to run into them years later and see them as an adult. Sometimes I think, really? They let YOU have kids? Or something of the like. Oh and then what must they think of ME? I get so self concious. I was a STICK in high school and here I am a slightly chubby momma of three. I have a stupid hair cut and dress momish. Oh well. At least my husband loves me. And that is all I really want anyway.
When we got home, Dan did take time to comment to me, "He wasn't at all as unattractive as you made him sound." Chuckle chuckle....could that be the slightest smidge of jealousy? Just a touch? I'm shocked....

13 comments:

Miss Kelly said...

I saw my ex, Bryan, a few weeks ago and almost ducked so he wouldn't see me. I was driving at the time but that didn't stop me. He looked awful! I felt great.

Catch said...

it seems you never run into someone you havent seen for years when your all duded up! Naaa, its always when your hair is a mess and your dressed in something old!

Christina_the_wench said...

Sounds like a tinge of jealousy. Good for you! ;)

Ms.L said...

Heheheheee,I think that little smudge was kinda sweet,lol

I try and avoid my ex's at all costs *shudder* and they me;p

beadinggalinMS said...

I can't even begin to think about running into one of my exes. LOL :)

Mike, Nicki, and Josh said...

I'm always scared I'll run into someone when I go to my home town....I used to be a hot tamali (SP?) in high school now I'm just a vanilla Mommy!

Mommy off the Record said...

My husband isn't the jealous type either, but a *little* jealousy IS nice now and then. Sounds like your husband might have had a twinge of it!

Pattie said...

My husband sounds an awful lot like yours....I could walk naked through a male prison and my husband wouldn't care. I guess it's a sign of security and trust.
I must admit, though, the thought of seeing an ex boyfriend makes my palms a wee bit sweaty...

Mimi said...

It is a fact of life that when you see an ex you look crappy. I have learned that fact a couple of times. It is great that your Dan is so secure. My Dan is somehow like that too. Sometimes I am dissapointed he does not get a tad jealous. I just gor real lucky. Sounds like you did too:)

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Carolyn said...

I went to high school 20 years ago!

If anybody saw me now, I'd die.

And I'm sure you look pretty with your Mom haircut.

Now I'm going to Walmart to buy some Halloween decorations. Heh heh.

Trailady said...

I'd love for my old boyfriends to see me now. I honestly feel a lot better about myself now than I did then. Last several times I've gone to reunions, all the pretty & most popular girls are getting kinda homely looking.

My man says I'm getting better with age- hope he's right. I sure work hard at it...

Anyway, funny how the tables turn. Nobody wanted to go out with me back in highschool- I wasn't flashy enough and red hair was NOT in. I went to everything alone- heck I was even voted 'Least likely to get married' my Senior year in highschool. However, I was the FIRST one out of my class to get married and I have the most kids, so the joke's on THEM now.