Wednesday, May 09, 2012
My husband is 6'4" and an ex high school football player. I was a single mom with a 3 year old, when we met. I thought my daughter would be scared stiff at such an imposing figure. Instead, she just adored him. My nieces and nephews have always loved for him to hold them, too. He swings them around and tosses them in the air and catches them with that upper body strength that most women don't possess. I still feel jealous that I'm considered absolutely boring compared to him. He never had a child of his own, but he knew how to make kids feel comfortable. It was just instinctive for him. He's also the smartest, most compassionate man I've ever met.
Like Obama, he has a father who was a person of color and a white mother, though he was raised with just his mom and grandmother and his sisters. He was as poor as a church mouse when we met, but I could tell that with his brains (He has an IQ of 151) and attitude he was "going places". He now works for a video game company, doing what myriad kids across the country wish they could do for a living. We own our cars and our beautiful house outright (no mortgage) and we don't use credit cards. We're no millionaires, but we live comfortably.
I can relate to Obama much more than Romney. This guy had it all handed to him. He's the kind of guy who used to pay folks like me and my husband to write their college term papers for them and tutor them, because they couldn't be arsed to do such menial activities like researching stuff or attending class.
I had no problem taking their money, in exchange for my help, because it was all coming from their mommies and daddies anyway. However, they are NOT folks that I would put in charge of ANYTHING. I wouldn't trust Romney to babysit my fish over the weekend.