The ice rink is packed with kids. A "Couples Only" dance is announced. The 11-year-old Daddy's Girl spots her Daddy across the rink. Her smile broadens as they make eye contact, and she skates to reach him.
He's thrilled, as always, that he and his little girl get to skate together. He watches as she nears. He sees her look behind her. He sees her turn her body toward a
dumbass boy. The dumbass boy is speaking to her. The dumbass boy takes her hand and the two skate by.
"Hi, Daddy!" she shouts as she skates by, hand-in-hand with the
Oh, yeah, it happened. Yesterday afternoon. A 13-year-old boy, a stranger, approached Daughter and asked her to skate and then made googly-eyes at her and asked her a boatload of questions and complimented her skating skills through two entire songs.
Pete had to be satisfied with getting to drive her (and the rest of us) home.
[Image swiped from Zazzle.com.]