I had just arrived in the family. This is a picture at my grandma’s house, I think the first time I had ever been there. She had bought my dad and I matching Lacoste polos, in baby blue color.
It was as if she had bought a daughter and a mom matching green Telfar purses in 2017. It was TIGHT.
I’m smiling and all giddy because shit is brand new. This is a brand new dad here, and he’s young and smart and funny. This is some of my first interactions with him as a 6 year old “dude”. It was a beautiful day. Summer, countryside stone house. Champagne on the table to celebrate my arrival in the family.
I will see my dad and my mom really soon. It’s been nine years.