I’m pretty sure that Sunshine will also be writing about this, but I figured I should make my feelings known right away.
I’m in love with this woman.
See, she’s been wanting to get on my daughter’s good side, especially with Rugrat’s impending Christmas visit. And because I fully anticipate Sunshine being a long-term staple in my life, I want the two of them to get along, as well.
The barrier has been that Rugrat was concerned that she would lose my ex-wife from her life. My ex loves my daughter so thats never going to happen, but I can understand why she could think that way.
So Sunshine’s idea was to contact Rugrat’s mom and talk to her about Christmas ideas. After confirming with Rugrat’s mom that this was all okay, her and Sunshine swapped communications back and forth. This is the reply that Sunshine received today:
“Sunshine, I do have some good news for you. Rugrat and I had a camp out in our living room last night and had a girlie night, and we had a great talk about you and CBG. Rugrat is excited now to meet you and hopefully your children. She actually said to me, ‘She has two kids…oh my god, if my dad marries her I will have so many sisters’…lol. I asked her why she had such a sudden change of heart and she told me that one of her friends parents are going through almost the same thing and her friend loves it. So, that should lmake you feel 10 times better and CBG, as well. I have shown her some photos of you and CBG together and she said the same thing…he looks happy. Her words: ‘My dad looks goofy sometimes.’
I trust CBG, and I could not be happier for the both of you and I wish you two the best of luck. I am glad that I could help. If you have any more questions please feel free to contact me.”
I honestly don’t know who I’m more proud of; my ex or Sunshine.
I mean, my ex is phenomenal for being so accommodating and understanding about all of this. She and I have been split up for 10 years now and her husband is a great guy…the three of us always seem to get along just fine. So for her to be so welcoming and encouraging of my relationship with Sunshine is a really special thing because she knows I wouldn’t introduce just anybody to my kids.
With Sunshine, I couldn’t be happier that she is this intent on being a part of my life. I’m pretty sure most girlfriends would wait until my daughter showed up over the holidays and try to win her over then. But Sunshine is actually contacting Rugrat’s mom just to get a better understanding of who she is and what she may really want for Christmas.
I’m just blown away by the whole thing, to be honest.
I guess I don’t really have much more to say than that. I’m very happy that Rugrat’s mom is so cool with everything, and I’m more in love with Sunshine today than I was yesterday.
I cannot wait to spend the holidays with all of my favourite girls in the same place.