Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Beau Hunk

The subtitle of my blog is no lie. Doc H is too nice to say some things. I'm not.

Case in point:

Beau Hunk look alike
Daughter #2's Beau Hunk. I think it's fair to say no one in our family is particularly fond of him, except for my mother who, after eating dinner with him said, "He's not that bad".  He's GTL all the way. I didn't know what GTL stood for, but LB brought me up to speed - Gym, Tan, Laundry.

Well, I do a little of the G, none of the T (my blood work up says I'm actually vitamin D deficient), and a whole helluva lot of L.

I had always envisioned having the girls' boyfriends around the house, going out to dinner as a big family, laughing and carrying on. I thought we could all enjoy day trips together...maybe get to know his parents well...maybe even a weekend trip. I was going to be a cool mom..a hip mom. I wanted that idyllic picture. I wanted to love (or at least like) my girls' boyfriends.

Well, it's not happening. Nope. Not at all. At least not to this point. D1 never had a high school boyfriend and she's flown the coop. Not going to happen with Beau Hunk, so I have to hang my hopes on D3.

{Originally, I listed all the reasons I take issue with Beau Hunk here in this paragraph. I self-censored my post to save my hide should D2 ever discover my blog. However, I'll give you a clue. Imagine you have a teen daughter...think of all the things you would never want a boyfriend to do to her. That should sum it all up.}

Beau Hunk finally did something positive with his life when he and D2 were on a "break". He joined the Marines. YES! Good for him! He finally did something honorable! I think the military will help him mature and develop a better life perspective. They will break him down and re-build him. He needs that. If their relationship survives this separation, I'm confident he will be a better person after completing his service.

He leaves for boot camp in two weeks. D2 has been asking us to invite him over for dinner. Up to this point, we have been brushing off the dinner. Neither Doc H or I really want to spend time with him, but being that he is leaving soon, we agreed he could come over for dinner.

Dinner day was upon us and I was out running errands with the younger D3 for the afternoon. I return home and ask Doc H where D2 is. He tells me Beau Hunk came by and they decided to take her new promise ring (yes, he gave her one two weeks before he ships out) back to the jewelers to get sized. They'll be back for dinner.

We have other younger ears in the house, so Doc H leans towards me and we whisper the following conversation:

DH: He came over just wearing shorts and barely there tank-top.
Me: Did you tell him to go put on some clothes?
DH: No, (brushing it all off) it's okay...he's just real immature and doesn't know better.
Me: Well, I'll tell him!
DH: No, don't. (Seeeeee.....he's too nice to say anything)
Me: He can't come over to have dinner with us and sit at the table half naked. That's gross! I'll tell D2 to tell him.
DH: No, she'll get mad.
Me: No, I'll put it nicely. I'll text her.
DH: (sounding defeated) *sigh* I guess.

So I text:
Hi D2, we will be having dinner just after 6pm. Could you please ask Beau Hunk to wear a t-shirt rather than a tank top? I would really appreciate it.

They came back for dinner. He was dressed in clean shorts, a nice t-shirt, and a baseball cap which he remembered to remove half way through dinner after I kept staring at it...on purpose.

It takes a village, people. It takes a village.

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  1. My D's are 5, 3, and 8 months and I can already see this playing out at our house! What are we going to do!!!!! I am thinking arranged marriages might be a good idea, and absolutely no dating:-)

    1. We have D's 19, 17, 14 and Little Buddy who's 12. I hear boys are easier teens. I'm hoping for that.
      Good luck with the no dating policy. That just happens in our dreams. ;)

  2. I love you named him Beau Hunk! My son is almost 21 and has only dated one girl I didn't like. I called her Hoover because he never came home with a hicky before her or after her! Unfortunately, the nickname stuck and to this day, kids that went to their high school call her Hoover. Ooops. I call his current girlfriend Hooper. She is a competitive hula hooper. Who knew such a thing existed?! I like her but the name Hooper has stuck in our house. My 16 year old daughter dates a very serious, focused on running and studies young man. We call him by his first name. The only odd thing about him is he looks a lot like my husband did in high school so we tell her she has step daddy issues.

  3. Oh no LOL....he's a GTL boy? *sigh*...I don't think I could handle one of those hehe. Hopefully the Marines help him out ;) Your post made me snicker though, I know I had a couple bf's when I was younger that my parents did not like, and now I can see why! So glad I married a keeper who everyone loves :) So don't worry, there's hope! lol.

    1. YEP, GTL. ALL THE WAY. Sigh.

      You're right...I'll keep the faith and hope... :)

  4. You know what will be interesting? To see the changes after bootcamp!

    1. It will, but I'm not completely convinced boot camp will simply do it. I think it will be after his service is completely over. But in all honestly, I don't think D2 will be able to survive the hardships of a long distance relationship. I'm kind of banking on it.

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

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  6. boyfriends - ugh!

    I have 3 girls ... only one is dating (thank all that is good in the world). but I find girlfriends kinda suck too

    good luck with the separation ;)
    (visiting from PYHO)

    1. Oh, don't tell me that about girlfriends! I have high hopes for Little Buddy (LB). He's twelve and undergoing intense training to become parentally acceptable BF material.

      Thanks for stopping by! I hope you'll be following!

  7. LOVE it! I think as parents we'll never think anyone is good enough for our kids. But you'd like to think that SOMEONE would at least try to MAKE you think they're good enough! Visiting from PYHO. Sticking around to hear more words of wisdom! :)

    1. Fantastic! Always love new readers! Welcome and Thank you!

  8. I have 4 boys and one girl. My oldest is "that" boy all the moms love him. Every single mom of every girl loves him and thinks he is soooo sweet. Problem is I dont actually like any of the girls he dates. At least I know I am not alone.

    can I maybe not let the girl date until she's 30?

    Oh and you are far nicer than I am, asking him to put a shirt on. Our Halloween party the girls were informed ahead of time if they showed up dressed like hookers I would wrap them in a bed sheet for the night.

    1. That's what I want! SWEET!

      LOL! You are funny! At least you informed then ahead of time. I wouldn't have thought of it until they were at my house. Ghost costumes for all!

  9. Oh I do not look forward to my daughter being a teenager! Ugh!

  10. This just made me snort and chuckle lol. So far, I've only had my boys in the teenage years, and only a couple of girlfriends I didn't like. They didn't last long. I positively love my daughter-in-law and my next son's girlfriend is very sweet, too.

    Having a son who completed boot camp a year and a half ago, I have to say he will most likely be different after. Boot camp is very, very hard. Not all Marines are honorable, but almost all are. Has she heard from him by now? Letters about what a mistake he made? Ugh, I (and his then girlfriend, now wife) got those letters the first few weeks, then things got a little better.


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