There were disappointments, of course. Their relationship was new, complicated, and still evolving. For example, she worked hard to make his first birthday in his new life a good one and he didn’t seem to appreciate it. In fact, he commented on how someone else in the office had tried to make his birthday great. He was enjoying the attention but it was insensitive and still stings. Then, he forgot her birthday completely. Maybe he didn’t care about her at all. When she told him it was her birthday he bought her lunch the next day, so that made up for it, sort of.
That spring they taught a class together. The students were the age of their kids. The students call her Mom and him Step Dad. They had different styles of parenting which caught both of them both by surprise and it probably disappointed him. No, they sure couldn’t have raised a family together, but at their age, that doesn’t matter anymore. And they were both very reasonable when they discussed it. The way he handled the difficult conversation impressed her. He was her supervisor but never seemed to use the “because I am your boss” card. He treated them like a team. She appreciates that every day to this day.
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