Ever had your kids try to set you up for a date with someone???

  1. Shortly after my children's DNA donor flew the coup, my girls were always trying to set me up with their friends divorced dads or men their friends knew were in the market for "marriage".

    The first guy they had call me, sounded great on the telephone, had a decent income, lived in his own home, divorced and raising kids as well. So.....to make a long conversation half-way short...I agreed to meet him.

    Here's the good part......the guy pulls up in the driveway of our home driving a corvette that was older than dirt...had the hood down...his hair was VERY silver and he had wrinkles to match. :chuckle He was very tall.....that was good......pencil thin.....NOT good.....I like a man with meat, okay I was stunned as I watched this man exit his ancient old red corvette convertable through my kitchen window as my girls and one of their friends stood by giggling with me. I said to them there was NO WAY I was going ANYWHERE with that man.....to do whatever they had to do to get rid of him. :chuckle

    Needless to say......they ran outside and welcomed the man into our home. So....what was I suppose to do??? We sat in the living room and chatted a bit, then I told him it was a pleasure meeting him, but I really needed to go due to "prior engagements" that I really DIDN'T have. :chuckle He left....I told the girls in the future.....leave the dating game to me when it comes to me. :chuckle

    I had one other date that my baby girl set up for me with her junior high school assistant principal. That first date lasted as long as our Baskin Robbins ice cream sundae.......say no more, you say? He was NO catch for me....uh-uh.

    Care to share???
    Last edit by live4today on Aug 10, '02
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  3. by   KaraLea
    I don't have children, but my PARENTS tried to set me up just recently...With the son of one of the previous Pastors of our church. This guy is an undertaker and would be the one to come in to the hospital where I used to work to pick up bodies of the patients who had passed away. My Mom kept bugging me to ask this guy out, she even asked him to join us for dinner a few times, but he just told her that he was "On Call" for the funeral parlor 24/7 and couldn't go further than a certain distance from town. (We live about an hour away from there) I kept just smiling at my mother and shaking my head and rolling my eyes, she finally got the message. This guy was really nice, but there was NO spark there and I jsut wasn't interested in him like that.
  4. by   live4today
    I know what you mean, karalea. My marriage now is really to a man that my oldest daughter and her former husband set up for me. I turned him down several times before he asked my kids for my hand in marriage. :chuckle We've been married 12 roller coaster years now. We're BEST friends as male and female can be, but sometimes I threaten to dump him for a more ACTIVE SPECIES!
  5. by   LasVegasRN
    Well, there was that one time Emma and I were in K-mart. This guy walked by who stunk to high heaven. She said to him, "Do you want to come to our house? My Mommy has some deodorant you can use."

    That was not good. :uhoh21: :imbar
  6. by   live4today
    Originally posted by LasVegasRN
    Well, there was that one time Emma and I were in K-mart. This guy walked by who stunk to high heaven. She said to him, "Do you want to come to our house? My Mommy has some deodorant you can use."

    That was not good. :uhoh21: :imbar
    :chuckle :roll :chuckle Guess Emma told him! :chuckle
  7. by   l.rae
    Originally posted by LasVegasRN
    Well, there was that one time Emma and I were in K-mart. This guy walked by who stunk to high heaven. She said to him, "Do you want to come to our house? My Mommy has some deodorant you can use."

    That was not good. :uhoh21: :imbar
    ROTFLMAO!!!...Gee, what is it about K-Mart,....My dgtr saw a dirty long haired-bearded retro hippy walking thru KMart when she was about 3 yrs old.....she just started screaming at the top of her voice
    ''I SEE JESUS, I SEE JESUS....LOOK MOMMY, THERE GOES JESUS!''.....pple for 10 isles over came running to see, one man was bent over laughing....talk about mortified........

    anyhoo...back to the original ?....my kids wanted me to marry the icecream man...........l don't think so.......LR:roll
  8. by   LasVegasRN
    Originally posted by l.rae
    ROTFLMAO!!!...Gee, what is it about K-Mart,....My dgtr saw a dirty long haired-bearded retro hippy walking thru KMart when she was about 3 yrs old.....she just started screaming at the top of her voice
    ''I SEE JESUS, I SEE JESUS....LOOK MOMMY, THERE GOES JESUS!''.....pple for 10 isles over came running to see, one man was bent over laughing....talk about mortified........
    :roll
  9. by   live4today
    Originally posted by l.rae


    ROTFLMAO!!!...Gee, what is it about K-Mart,....My dgtr saw a dirty long haired-bearded retro hippy walking thru KMart when she was about 3 yrs old.....she just started screaming at the top of her voice
    ''I SEE JESUS, I SEE JESUS....LOOK MOMMY, THERE GOES JESUS!''.....pple for 10 isles over came running to see, one man was bent over laughing....talk about mortified........

    anyhoo...back to the original ?....my kids wanted me to marry the icecream man...........l don't think so.......LR:roll
    Isn't that the cutest thing! Kids DO say the darndest things, don't they? :kiss
  10. by   l.rae
    oh yes and at the darndest times!!!....so Renee, what's wrong w/ datin' a string bean?.......LR

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