7 simple rules for dating my teenage daughter
My life philosophy revolved around the fact that I didn’t plan to live past my twenties, so it didn’t matter if the drugs I took were cut with all kinds of toxic chemicals or if a fourteen-year-old girl really shouldn’t walk alone on Avenue D at three in the morning.
I smoked cigarettes not in spite of the fact that they’d shorten my life, but hoping they would.
Those last words of fatherly praise and advice suddenly became as precious as Moses’ tablets; words from beyond, all there would ever be.And at twelve years old, pretty much my whole life was in the future.* * * In preparation for my father’s funeral, I asked my mother to take me to buy some black clothing.When my milkshake was gone and it was time to go, I broke down.I cried and held onto fistfuls of his shirt like I had when he first told me that he wasn’t going to be living with us anymore.