“Oh, my parents were super protective,” he said. “I always had to wear safety glasses when I played with fireworks, and I wasn’t allowed to make my own like the other children.”
Part one: Over dinner, Steve’s friend, who I don’t know well, announced, “I have a pet squirrel and his name is Oliver, obviously, because he was an orphan.”
Part two: Turns out, Oliver wasn’t even the first squirrel Dan has rescued. There was the black squirrel, and the other one with the really big eye.
I set my phone’s text alert to “quack” because I thought it would be amusing. Actually, it’s confusing, like there is always a duck sneaking up on me. Which is amusing to some.
When we finally told the truth to each other about our marriages, she said, “I knew there would be peaks and valleys. I just didn’t know the peaks would be moments and the valleys would be years.”