Last week I registered a darling girl for school. She came with her dad and they had an open, friendly relationship. I took to her immediately and she took to me. Her dad openly admitted that his daughter's credits were severely lacking due to a huge family crisis that nearly destroyed the family about a year ago. But they've patched that up now, he said.
I totally felt like he was flirting with me. He seemed to be interested yet I couldn't quite fathom why he would be doing so. I flashed my ring, he studied my pictures of kids and husband in my office, he asked questions about my husband and I answered. He'd already mentioned that his marriage was intact. It wasn't creepy or alarming. Just peculiar.
Today the girl came in with her essay for study skills. I made conversation when I noticed she is the oldest of 11 children. She started talking about stepbrothers and sisters and then just admitted as easily as "the sky is blue" that she's a plyg kid. Last year the second wife left her dad. The change in family dynamics just about destroyed the family.
Oh, yeah. He was totally flirting.