What Buck Eschews!

One of the benefits of living with two women is that there’s no shortage of answers to the question, “What bothers you the most about Mark?”

If anyone ever asks that question, I will definitely be ready with an answer!

The rumor at the family dinner table is that the current episode of “Pandemic Living,” the sitcom about my current life, is going to get a re-write. In two-weeks, Guy’s youngest son Chris is moving out.

Here since March when life in New York City became problematic due to the Covid outbreak, Chris is ready for life outside the womb. At least that’s my guess, since it seems unlikely he’s leaving because his mother cleans his room too much, makes his bed too often or makes him dinner on too many nights!

But Chris was an independent adult who moved in out of genuine necessity and he probably never planned on being here this long.

A former member of the Wilton High School debating team (GO Warriors!), Chris comes to dinner each night ready to (verbally) rumble! A big change from dinnertime five months ago before Chris moved; which was just Guy and I sitting on the couch eating pizza complaining about how tired we were! I’m happy for him though. I can’t imagine that being 26 and stuck in a house with your mother and her boyfriend is all that entertaining and so I am happy for him that he’s getting out. But I'll miss the mealtime debates.

Not quite bereaved but definitely sorrowful, Guy would rather he stayed.

Probably forever!

Mothers, being attached to their babies as they are, Guy just forgave Chris for breaking her heart eight years ago when “Cutie” moved out to go to college! But despite his mother’s apprehensions, on September 1 Chris moves out of our house in Stamford and into his new place, about an hour east on the Connecticut shoreline!

And that means that on September 1, I get my fiancée (and my office) back!

One down, one to go!

I was so inspired by Guy’s caring for her son’s needs while he was stuck here in Stamford, that when Buck Wheat, my 22-year old daughter, left on Friday for a weekend with her cousins I decided to change her sheets and clean up her room a bit.

My desire to do that lasted right up to the moment I walked into her room! It was at that point which I determined that Guy is a better parent than I am!