Thinking of starting up a new meme for all who wish to join in, called Social Commentary Sunday. My friends know i am loud with strong opinions, so why not make that into a weekly post?? Maybe just 'what's on your mind' or i could throw out a theme/ topic/ idea on Saturdays for us to post about on Sundays. Want to join in, let me know!!
This weekend has seen me sewing up a storm, i have to constantly replace stock at the Shop & mass produce for markets, but after a heavy & emotional week, i've turned to quilting. Love of colour, simple design & sew on autopilot. So . . . Bad Boys might be a strange title subject for this housewife, mummy & patchwork quilter to pick or relate to?? Read on . . .
He was loud, popular & from a very different world - the Inner West of Sydney (it was a bit rough in the mid 90s, now it's gentrified) with working class mates who drank, they were soldiers. I was a strong minded teenager, a good girl from the safe & quiet North Shore of Sydney, studying at university, focused with goals, but attracted to him like an intense magnet. We started dating immediately (ok, imagine me cute, blonde, slim, fun, smart - i was a catch & a mystery to him too). I soon realised this apparent bad boy was completely adorable - he would drive me home & walk me to my door; called my father 'sir' when they first met; always helping cook with my mother; always phoned (this was before mobiles, SMS & email); never let me pay for anything; held doors open/ chairs out/ gave me his jacket if i was cold . . . OMG, he was the nicest bad boy ever!! Um, we talked baby names on our first date & i was actually thinking he was going to be a fling as i was fresh out of my first serious relationship.
Probably why, 17 years later i am still madly in love with him!! He is still broody & mysterious, he has been to places & seen things in war i could never imagine. He's protective, responsible & sensible, i feel safe. I would never say i tamed him, i was just the right challenge & made the ideal military wife for him. I still say to him, "if you never asked me out, i'd still have a crush on you & wonder about you". Oh imagine if i didn't marry him, but someone boring & obvious, i'd still be thinking of my teen crush. I have never doubted our relationship, perhaps because my parents didn't either - ok, after dating him for a few months they were off on a big trip around Australia . . . they asked him to move in (my parents were VERY conservative, this was jaw dropping stuff) to look after me & get this - put money into his bank account to buy groceries every week!! Can you imagine in a million years doing that for your teen daugther's boyfriend??!! I'll just state here & now, we won't be doing that for ANY of our children, what were my parents thinking?? He he he, they did expect us to sleep in different rooms, ha ha ha.
So there you have it, my first offering for Social Commentary Sunday, let me know what you think & if you'd like to join in & i'll do a linky list next week. Or do your own today, maybe your own take on Bad Boys or who you chose to marry too, love Posie