We’ve got house guests tonight. Stef and a friend from school showed up after midnight.
It was last minute, but it wasn’t unexpected. Friday afternoon, she left the “Center of Learning and Girl Drama” on Long Island to see ‘the boy’ in Connecticut.
He doesn’t live here. He’s a musician. He was performing here.
Anyway, long story short, he headed back toward NYC and Stef turned south toward her dorm at the “Center of Learning and Girl Drama.” But it’s raining… and she was tired.
I recommended the lovely Fox Motel, and here we are.
Stef and her friend Christina joined me on the sofa. We traded small talk for a while. I wanted to be hip enough to reflect well on Stef, but without seeming like I was trying. Does that make sense? My dorkiness had to remain hidden.
Helaine was upstairs during this whole thing. She was already asleep when the plot was hatched… though she scrambled out of bed briefly to make sure we were in good shape for company.
Stef and Christina live in a dorm. Drunken freshmen pull the fire alarm at 3:00 AM. How much would it take to leave a more favorable impression?
Early tomorrow, after the heavy rain is done, Stef will continue south. She’ll be back next weekend.
I hope this doesn’t sound trite, but being the alternate destination is a good thing. When your college age daughter is willing to bring a friend and spend some time, you’ve done something right.