Sunday, April 01, 2007

not ready to make nice  

posted by Michael Piwonka 6:46 PM
During our conversation about Penny's plans for spring break with the kids, a uncomfortable topic reared its ugly head again.

Skipping past all the details, the bottom line is that Penny is surprised to hear that I don't have any desire to associate with her boyfriend or her dad. Both expressed unpleasantries to me during the divorce, but Penny feels that we should all be past that by now.

My perverted sense of humor brings back the infamous quote from Rodney King: why can't we all just get along? In my simplistic world, we are all getting along just by not dealing with each other.

Sometimes I think Penny expects me to be chummy with Charlie, as if it's old times again. We could have another nice dinner with her business partner Charlie and his now-ex-wife Debbie, only now the participants will be rearranged around the dinner table. (I wonder what Debbie's up to...perhaps I should give her a call...wouldn't that be strange???)

Perhaps one day I'll be ready to make amends with those people. Continuing to quote random people in this post, I'll borrow from those friends of "loyal Bushies" everywhere, the Dixie Chicks, when I say I'm not ready to make nice.

But I think I must be getting closer...just making light of it means the ice must be melting away.

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