An Only Daughters Only Daughter...

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Let me introduce the family....

First we have The Toddster. He’s the hubby and has been for 16 years (minus the 3 yrs we were divorced but that’s a whole ‘nother blog). He is 42 and has worked for the same roofing company for 21 years. He’s long and lean and very sweet. He’s an old fashioned kind of guy. His parents are still married and are moving to a new house for the first time in 38 years. He has an older sister, a brother-in-law and a 27 yr. old niece. The Toddster was the “good one”. He saw his sister get in trouble and did his best to not.

The Toddster is a collector of junk and thrown-away treasures. It’s not unusual around our house to hear the words “Look what I found at the dump today.” He’s very sentimental when it comes to things from the past. I really think he should have been born a few generations ago.

He is not into computers, video games or electronics. (Insert a quiet “Thank God” from me.) He’s an outdoorsy type who loves to hunt and fish and mess with the yard. He’s boots and jeans and bluegrass music. He’s not a country hick though to call him a “redneck” is not necessarily considered a bad thing. He’s not perfect either but he’s mighty damn close and after nearly losing him for good I won’t go there again.

Then we have the next in the “Only Daughter” line. BB. Brystol Allyson to be exact but we call her “BB”. I started calling her that when I was posting on a baby board, it was short for Baby Brystol and it stuck. She is nothing short of a miracle baby (as all babies are). We found out we were going to have her in April of 2001. We were still divorced and this was the final little (ha!) kick in the ass we needed to get ourselves un-divorced and start living the life together we were supposed to. We go remarried in June and she came that Dec.

She has Shirley Temple curls and big blue eyes and an attitude. When she was a year old a friend of mine deemed her to be “the world’s youngest college freshman”. She is the only grandchild on my side and on The Toddster’s the only other grandchild is the 27 yr. old niece. Think she’s spoiled? My goal is to do as my Mother did with me. Of course she’s going to be spoiled because she’s the only, just don’t let her turn rotten. We’re keeping our fingers crossed.

Completing the Calloway Clan are the Cats. Callie is the big one and Strawberry is the f*cking nightmare from hell 6 mo. old kitten also known as “The Menace”. It is still up for debate if she will remain a member of the family. I’ll keep you posted.

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