April 9, 2007
Her parents, now divorced, find their daughter’s choice a little odd. They would not have expected the most frivolous of their children to choose someone so solid, so conventional. But she’s nearly thirty and they should give her credit for having some sense. And they themselves have not been all that sensible in their own lives: the father left the mother for his daughter’s boyfriend’s mother (and then left her for another woman), and the mother is determined to marry someone half her age. So the daughter is hardly the one with the worst judgment in the family, she reasons.