Mar 21, 2011

The Peculiar

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.
 
And yet....
 
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.

8 comments:

June Freaking Cleaver said...

I'm sure he saw how gorgeous you were, and was already in negotiations with a network for yet another show about polygamist families...he knew the camera would love you!

Tonia said...

Are you a magnet for these people! Seriously! :)

Heidi Smith Luedtke -- LeadingMama said...

Oh, my. And I thought it was bad when one of my friend's kids told her teacher that her dad wears women's underwear. This is a good reminder that parents don't have the luxury of secrets.

EmptyNester said...

Oh goodness- looks like Big Love has hit your town! LOL

Kristina P. said...

Yay for Sister Wives!

Sandy said...

Oh yeah- I can totally see you as a sister wife! LOL

Heidi said...

In this instance you can totally get away with flirting with a married man.

The girl might start calling you Mother Nancy

Klin said...

I was wondering where your link to the other blog that states your opinion/feelings on this subject was?

Shouldn't be so dang cute, I guess :P