"You know," my mom informed me a few years ago, "I heard recently that men are open to marrying women with children. They are open to the idea of a ready made family."
She said this in the hopes that, I, her one and only daughter, would find someone to marry me. How much easier her life would be if she didn't have to worry about the Diva and I living alone.
I think that she has given up hope. It took a few years and probably a lot of thought adjustment, but she hasn't mentioned anything about my getting married in quite a while.
Which is kind of nice.
Though I must admit that it is kind of odd as well.
Throughout my many years of being single (or unattached) my mom was the only one who ever tried to set me up. That's right, she was the only one who attempted to play match maker!
Is there something wrong with this? I am always hearing about people being "set up" by their friends. Blind dates, parties in which singles are seated together... I have even tried my hand at setting up this girl with that guy... it didn't work, but I tried.
And yet, I have never been set-up, had a blind date that I didn't arrange myself, or heard one of my friends say... "I know this guy..."
When it comes to friends telling me to get married - that is a different subject. From my cousins to my closest friends, to those that are mere acquaintances, everyone thinks that I should be married. That there is some guy that will add so much to my life (and my guy friends note that I deserve a great guy). These people are all about sharing the up side of marriage. So where are they when it comes to finding a guy???
That's right. No one - not my close girl friends, not the guys who think I deserve a prince, not even the acquaintances have ever attempted to set me up.
I mean, it isn't as if I have a long fluffy tail, two heads, or am hiding a dark past or dozens of skeletons in my closet.
I am just your average, everyday, American woman.
Okay, well, maybe that isn't exactly true. I don't have the two heads or the fluffy tale, but perhaps I am not the average American woman (but who really is?).
It isn't as if I am searching for someone. I don't have a strategy, have not commenced Operation Get Married, nor am I very interested in doing so. I simply find it interesting that people who love me and expound endlessly on marriage and why I need to be married... are not engaged in the selection process.