I was super nervous leading up to meeting Cowboy’s dad. At the beginning of the day it was thundering and storming a lot in Dallas. All I could hope was that either his plane would be delayed too much for us to meet during his layover or the storms would be so bad that it wouldn’t be safe for me to drive out there. The sun came out before I had to go meet him and I’m glad it did.
Cowboy’s dad is just like him. To a T. I got a good glimpse of what Cowboy will look like when he reaches that age and it ain’t bad! Cowboy’s dad automatically vetoed my restaurant suggestion – what a diva – and we left the airport for Outback Steakhouse. Which was okay, not better than the Grand Hyatt and its kickass restaurant, but he said it may have been to fancy for him and he is really a meat and potatoes guy. Okay.
I got to learn a lot more about Cowboy’s childhood especially since he and his dad are the closest bunch in the family. The other boys took after their mom but Cowboy being the youngest with a ten year difference from his brothers; he was always left out of playing or going out with them, so it was just him and his dad. I gave him Cowboy’s gift and could see the emotions in his face as he read the card. Cowboy has a really great way of putting exactly what he is feeling into words on paper. I have to give him mucho credit for it.
The only thing that I did notice was Cowboy’s dad never really asked me any questions. Which I thought was odd. It’s not like we weren’t talking a lot. He even had photos of his farm, wife and stepkids to share. Oh and even a video on his camera. Yeah, Cowboy’s dad is way more technologically advanced than I am. He did a lot of talking about them; he even had a gift that his wife sent for me. Now, that was super nice. I heard a lot about him and his life and Cowboy, but I didn’t really share a lot about myself. Maybe he already knows enough from Cowboy? Or maybe he didn’t think he needs to know that much?
On the drive back to the airport; he shocked me by telling me the story about when he met Cowboy’s ex-wife. Finally. The juice. He narrowed it down to he always knew something was off about her and when Cowboy asked him what he thought about the ex-wife; he told him that. As the story goes, Cowboy told his dad as soon as they got married, everything about her changed. And that’s when Cowboy’s dad told me that she never did anything nice for him like I do and he definitely could not see her coming out of her way to meet him during his layover.
I’m so glad the sun cleared up!
CD Project: Today was another single. Please don’t judge. This is what it was. And to my younger self’s defense; this was an excellent girl power/break up song and I was all about that back in the day. And how could you resist it when your favorite Party of Fiver had a CD? Seriously.