Mohawk Boyfriend

This weekend we were treated to a visit from my daughter’s current Boy Du Jour.

Now Ms. MiniD has had countless BDJs in the last year. I’ve run out of fingers and am working on the toes for my abacus. This is because Ms. MiniD is quite attractive. She’s also flighty, ADD, loud and seemingly self-absorbed. The ADD could be the reason why she tires of them quickly and then moves on.

BDJ showed up at the house on Thursday. He had taken the train from Chicago. He lives in California with his family, his mom, a successful character actress of small and large screen (if you saw her, you’d know who she is) and step-dad, a director. They were visiting the older brother and his girlfriend in the Windy City.

My daughter had only been home three days when BDJ came over for a visit. It wasn’t even enough time to let the dust settle on her suitcase.

BDJ endured a five hour train trip, but arrived with plenty of enthusiasm. It is at this point that I’m going to refer to him by his new name, The Mohawk Boyfriend.

That’s because just before he left California, he decided to get a Mohawk haircut. And he doesn’t just have hair, he has red, curly hair.

Lest you think this kid is Goth or some sort of aberrant creep, I will reassure you that he’s far from it. In fact, Mohawk BF is quite personable. He matches my daughter in verbal decibels which is a good thing. Her first two boyfriends were soft-spoken.

He also seems to be quite intelligent, even though his speech is peppered with California-isms like “gnarly.”

He ate everything I put before him, including brussels sprouts, roasted sweet potatoes and asparagus.

The Mohawk BF stayed in my daughter’s room. This was quite upsetting to my husband. Mr. Demonic tends to view his youngest child as a child, when in actuality she is almost 19.

I like the Mohawk BF and told him so. I also warned that my approval is the kiss of death for the relationship, to which he laughed it off.  This is true. My daughter once loved Beanie Babies, but as soon as I expressed an interest, hers cooled. When she got a bird, I found I liked it a lot. Then she decided she didn’t like birds. I liked the first boyfriend and the second boyfriend, but she didn’t like that we liked them so much. I think that’s why she dumped them.

5 Responses

  1. Well for Pete’s sake don’t tell her you like them! Pick out the weirdest thing about them and harp like you’ve never harped before. 😛

  2. So far I haven’t gotten along with any of Marie’s boyfriends. She’s quit bringing them home.

    Dr. B

  3. My girls are the opposite. They want me to like the boyfriends. I usually do. Even when they are not what I want for them, there is usually lots to like about them.

  4. Some marriages end because one of the participants is a knave (or knave-ess, as the case may be). However, in some cases marriages between two perfectly good people end because they are simply not compatible.

    Probably most people realize this. However, something not as well known is that some parents and some children are perfectly good people but are just not compatible. Is this the case with Ms MiniD?

  5. Yup. Ms. MiniD reminds me of one of my sisters. A sister I no longer speak to, although I am cordial. They look alike and their mannerisms and attitude are similar.

    As for opposites attracting, I agree. In many ways, Mr. D is very different than I am. He’s thoughtful and reserved, where I burst out with the first thing off the top of my head. He is also thrifty, where I am not so.

    For opposites to stay together takes a fair amount of reasonableness and tolerance. Many people don’t have the capacity.

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