Subject: Potty mouth and smoky clothes
Dear Steve and Shirley, I’m a 47 year old single mother and I’m a daddy’s girl. My mother passed away 3 years ago and my 10 year old daughter and I have been making sure Papa Bear takes care of himself. He keeps my daughter every other Friday night to give me a break and they pop popcorn and watch movies. The thought of my dad dating someone new and moving on, had not crossed my mind, until my daughter told me about Sue. The first time she and Sue met, it was very confusing for my daughter because Sue called my dad, “Daddy.” She said that Sue smoked cigarettes and used a lot of bad words when she talked to Papa Bear. She said Sue played Uno with her but when she tried to watch a movie with her and Papa Bear, he told Ms Sue he had to leave because her smoky clothes caused my child’s asthma to flare up. My daughter can be a brat at times, so I waited to meet Sue for myself before I said anything to Papa Bear about what I heard. Welp, I met Sue last Sunday and my daughter wasn’t lying at all. Sue smelled like a casino and she was cursing with every other word she said. She helped my dad cook dinner and it was really good, so seems like the only good thing about Sue is that she can cook. After we ate, she excused herself to go smoke a cigarette in the driveway. My dad said I should really put all of my judgment to the side and get to know Sue because she’s sweet to him. I do not want Sue in my parents’ home, calling my daddy, “Daddy.” It’s way too soon and it’s inappropriate in front of my daughter. I hope dad is going thru a phase and he moves on. They don’t have anything in common. Do you think my dad will figure that out before they get serious?