For some reason or another, my parents have always referred to me as their Youngest Unmarried Daughter – which has always seemed like an unnecessary specification, since until this coming September their Elder daughter was also unmarried. While at the same time, I consider myself to have been blessed with parents that generally let me do my own thing, and haven’t been on a quest to marry me off ever since I hit puberty.
However, it appears as thought my Father is starting to get concerned about a possible life of Spinsterdom in my future. Cue this morning, when I receive the following email from my father:
This morning on Canada AM, Beverley interviewed the author of this book:
I don’t know if you’ve heard of it, but the guy interviewed well and seems to have some excellent ideas on how girls like you can catch the man of your dreams! I was going to order this for you, but didn’t know if you’d prefer the hard/soft cover, or the Kindle edition, so I thought I’d ask?
You’re here this weekend, so I can buy the version you want then!
Trying not to be horrified – I reminded myself that he means well and this was coming from a good place. Really trying not to focus on and hyper analyze the ‘Girls like you’ comment. Keeping in mind as well that my Father believes that HE should receive a dowry when he marries off a daughter, so this is likely a wealth management tactic for him as well. Regardless of how misguided, I requested the electronic version.
Will post update on new found love shortly, I’m sure.