Shaunna Faye

Monday, October 17, 2011


I once had a boyfriend try SO hard to get me to work out because he thought I was gaining weight. I was a size 8. I guess I didn't measure up to the porn stars he was looking at every single day on the computer while I was just one room over in the house he was living at with me - for free. He broke up with me after 2 years of being together because he wanted to date other girls.

I once had a boyfriend get high and make out with another girl. He told me about it even though we weren't technically "exclusive" because he knew honesty was so important to me. I accepted it as a mistake and got past it. Things didn't last long with us and we both moved on. Him, to rehab. I guess I didn't know how big the problem was.

I once had a boyfriend try to convince me that I didn't need my family anymore. That I should stop talking to them completely. Later I realized it was because they were telling me the truth about him and he didn't want me to know it. He also ruined my high school graduation day by getting incredibly mad at me because the shirt he wanted to put on at my house wasn't clean when he got there. Apparently that was a big deal.

I once had a boyfriend that I saw every single day that would never say he was my "boyfriend" because he was still so completely hung up on his ex-girlfriend. He ended up taking her virginity a few months after he broke up with me.

I once had a boyfriend that made me feel like everything was a test. Like I was constantly being looked at to live up to something that I could never. We only dated 2 months. It took me a year to get over him.

I once had a boyfriend that bought a new shirt to wear for the first time he was going to meet me. He took me to a Braves game for our first date. He always wanted to be with me and wasn't afraid to meet my family. That after a late night out, left some Tab energy drink (my favorite drink), some snacks, and a mix CD on my doorstep along with this note to help me through work the next day on just a few hours of sleep.


At 1:04 PM , Blogger Dad said...

In spite of all the crappy boys you turned out ok and ended up with a good one. Way to hang in there, Sunshine.

Wouldn't it be nice if we could just skip the crappy stuff in life and go straight to the good stuff? I suspect there's some sort of moral involved like, learning to deal with adversity, what doesn't kill us makes us stronger, or no pain no gain.

Or, maybe that was just preparing you to be the parent of a baby girl who one day will grow up and also have to deal with crappy boys.

At 3:32 PM , Blogger A Lil Story said...

It's amazing how you have no idea how crappy all the other ones were until you find the right one... I am really hoping my boys grow into the "good" ones and not the crappy ones... although I guess everyone is the "wrong" one at some point... I know I was crappy to a few guys in my day... hmmmm.

At 11:45 AM , Blogger Heather Mayberry said...

is it weird that i could read a description and know almost for certain which one it was? you found a great guy (one of these days i will get to meet him!). your dad is right you know, you will get to use the knowledge you have of crappy boys to help martha with hers. i have two girls to do that with. we both know that i have had my fair share with scummy boys.


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