Graduation Speech : My Dad 's House Essay

1157 Words Oct 20th, 2015 null Page
Though by the end of my freshmen year, my parents had been split for over five years, my mom had just begun to re-enter the dating scene. She had joined a couple of dating websites, and consequently had begun seeing many men in rapid succession. Ever conscious of our time together, however; she made an effort to only make plans with her suitors on nights I was at my dad’s house. Unfortunately, that weekend my dad was in one of his foul moods, and I feigned an illness to escape back home. I did not want to be that horrible sort of daughter that threw a wet blanket on her parents desire to move on and find someone, and therefore put on an air of nonchalance when she asked if I would mind if she kept her date. In all honesty, I did not mind at the moment I agreed, and was excited to have the house to myself, ready for a night of binging on reality TV and junk food. She left at seven, with a promise she would be back around nine. I answered with a quick grunt, already engrossed in the story of a bride whose dream of a tight, glitzy dress conflicted with the princess ball gown her traditional mother wanted her to buy. I passed the rest of those two hours in that manner, only moving to snag snacks from the fridge. 9 o’clock went by, quickly followed by 9:15. At this point, I had begun to awake from my reverie, as I knew the restaurant was only about five minutes away. I shot her a quick text, followed by a phone call ten minutes later, accompanied by a voicemail in which I…

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