Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Daddy's Girlfriend



When I was very little my mother used to point at the television whenever this actress came on and go "Look! Look! Daddy's girlfriend!"

I had only a vague idea of what girlfriends were, but I decided that my mum was saying that before he met her, my dad had been going out with Eva Gabor. This made me think my dad must have been extremely cool.


I wondered why they weren't still together. In those days, I didn't understand how relationships ended (or even, I suppose, that they could...) I was only five at the time, and my dad was really, really old. I didn't understand about mistresses, either, but I thought it was better not to ask my mum too many questions.

The existential implications of having a different mother didn't even cross my mind.

4 comments:

I, still, ♥ the views said...

I can't see the image

:-(

Smallest Person asked her father who/what a mistress is the other day, and he said "the girlfriend of a man who is married" which I thought was interesting

because I can't see your image, I have no idea if this is relevant - but then not much of what I write is anyhow, so that's par for the course!

Gordie said...

How very helpful of XCH. A quite straightforward answer. I wonder what SP needed to know?

I, still, ♥ the views said...

she was reading one of Terry Pratchett's books at the time, one of the ones with the witches. . .

featuring Nanny Ogg and a teenage witch and Mistress Weatherwax (the mother, the maiden and the crone)

mind you, this was the man who, about four years ago, replied, when one of his sons asked, "Daddy, what would you do if you won the lottery": "get divorced"

should have seen the writing on the wall really, shouldn't I - instead of adding some of my own scribblings to it

I, still, ♥ the views said...

(still no image this side of the cyber space chasm)